Newsportal poll.php code execution

newsportal-poll-code-execution (26471) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Newsportal could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the poll.php script. If register_globals is enabled, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request to the poll.php script to execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Newsportal (0.37 or later), available from the Newsportal Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Florian Amrhein Newsportal prior to 0.37

Reported:

May 16, 2006

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