bigAPE Site Backup component for Mambo Tar.php file include

bigape-tar-file-include (28468) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The bigAPE Site Backup component for Mambo could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the Tar.php script using the mosConfig_absolute_path parameter to specify a malicious file from a remote system, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable Web server.


Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • MamboXchange Web site: bigAPE Site Backup: Project Info.
  • BID-19616: Mambo BigAPE-Backup Component Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-4296: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in classes/Tar.php in bigAPE-Backup component (com_babackup) for Mambo 1.1 allows remote attackers to include arbitrary files via the mosConfig_absolute_path parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 28032: bigAPE-Backup for Mambo/Joomla Tar.php mosConfig_absolute_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • SA21574: Mambo bigAPE-Backup Component File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Mamboserver bigAPE Site Backup component for Mambo 1.1 and prior


Aug 19, 2006

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