Socketmail index.php file include

socketmail-index-file-include (26693) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Socketmail could allow a remote attacker to include malicious PHP files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the index.php script using the 'site_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 Socketmail (2.2.7 or later), available from the SocketMail Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu May 25 2006 - 04:04:05 CDT: [MajorSecurity #6]Socketmail <= 2.2.6 - Remote File Include Vulnerability.
  • SocketMail Web site: SocketMail :: PHP Webmail and beyond.
  • CVE-2006-2681: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in SocketMail Lite and Pro 2.2.6 and earlier, when register_globals and magic_quotes are enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the site_path parameter to (1) index.php and (2) inc-common.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 26083: SocketMail index.php site_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 26084: SocketMail inc-common.php site_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • SA20273: SocketMail "site_path" Parameter File Inclusion Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016228: SocketMail Include File Bug in `site_path` Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Socketmail Socketmail 2.2.6 and prior

Reported:

May 25, 2006

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