Aardvark Topsites PHP lostpw.php and join.php file include

aardvark-lostpw-join-file-include (26189) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Aardvark Topsites PHP could allow a remote attacker to include malicious PHP files. If register_globals is enabled, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the lostpw.php or join.php scripts using the CONFIG[path] parameter to specify a malicious PHP file from a remote system, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Aardvark Topsites PHP (5.0.2 or later), available from the Aardvark Topsites PHP Web site. See References.

References:

  • Aardvark Topsites PHP Web site: Aardvark Topsites PHP - A Free PHP Topsites Script.
  • BID-17940: Aardvark Topsites PHP LostPW.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2149: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in sources/lostpw.php in Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.2.2 and earlier, when register_globals is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via the CONFIG[path] parameter, as demonstrated by including a GIF that contains PHP code.
  • CVE-2006-7026: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in sources/join.php in Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.2.2 and earlier, when register_globals is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the CONFIG[path] parameter, a different vector than CVE-2006-2149.
  • OSVDB ID: 25158: Aardvark Topsites PHP sources/lostpw.php CONFIG[path] Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 37337: Aardvark Topsites PHP sources/join.php CONFIG[path] Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • SA19911: Aardvark Topsites PHP "CONFIG[path]" File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Jeremy Scheff Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.2.2

Reported:

Apr 30, 2006

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