Nucleus CMS PLUGINADMIN.php DIR_LIBS file include

nucleus-dirlibs-file-include (26606) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Nucleus CMS could allow a remote attacker to include malicious PHP files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the PLUGINADMIN.php script using the DIR_LIBS variable to specify a malicious PHP file from a remote system, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Nucleus (3.23 or later), available from the Nucleus Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 23 2006 - 08:44:11 CDT: Nucleus CMS <= 3.22 arbitrary remote inclusion.
  • The Nucleus Group Web site: Nucleus CMS: Pure Publishing.
  • BID-18097: Nucleus CMS GLOBALS[DIR_LIBS] Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2583: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in nucleus/libs/PLUGINADMIN.php in Nucleus 3.22 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the GLOBALS[DIR_LIBS] parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 25749: Nucleus PLUGINADMIN.php GLOBALS[DIR_LIBS] Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • SA20219: Nucleus "GLOBALS[DIR_LIBS]" Parameter File Inclusion Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016146: Nucleus Include File Bug in `PLUGINADMIN.php` Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Nucleus Group Nucleus CMS 3.22


May 23, 2006

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