Xpression News archives.php and news.php directory traversal

xnews-archives-news-directory-traversal (32560) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Xpression News could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted request to the archives.php and news.php script containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) in the xnews_template parameter to view arbitrary files on the system and obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.3
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability (archives.php), available from the Xpression News Web site. See References.

References:

  • Xpression News Web site: Xpression News Patch.
  • Xpression News Web site: Xpression News.
  • BID-22609: Xpression News Xnews-Template Multiple Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-1040: Directory traversal vulnerability in archives.php in Xpression News (X-News) 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to include arbitrary files or obtain sensitive information via a .. (dot dot) in the xnews-template parameter.
  • CVE-2007-1042: Directory traversal vulnerability in news.php in Xpression News (X-News) 1.0.1, when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allows remote attackers to include arbitrary files or obtain sensitive information via a .. (dot dot) in the xnews-template parameter. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 33225: Xpression News archives.php xnews-template Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access
  • OSVDB ID: 33226: Xpression News news.php xnews-template Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access
  • SA24177: Xpression News "xnews-template" Directory Traversal

Platforms Affected:

  • Hogsmeade-Village.com Xpression News 1.0.1

Reported:

Feb 18, 2007

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