Nucleus CMS PLUGINADMIN.php DIR_LIBS file include

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

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

Reported:

May 23, 2006

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