SimpGB .htaccess files information disclosure

simpgb-htaccess-information-disclosure (36777) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


SimpGB could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. The script sets improper permissions for .htaccess files. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the files and obtain a user's database password and other sensitive information.


Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of SimpGB (1.47 or later), available from the SimpGB Web site. See References.


  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Tue Sep 25 2007 - 11:29:27 CDT: SimpGB version 1.46.02 File Content Disclosure Vulnerability.
  • SimpGB Web site: SimpGB - Script.
  • CVE-2007-5129: SimpGB 1.46.02 stores sensitive information under the web root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to (1) obtain sensitive configuration information via a direct request for admin/cfginfo.php; and (2) download arbitrary .inc files via a direct request, as demonstrated by admin/includes/
  • OSVDB ID: 40612: SimpGB admin/includes/ Direct Request Information Disclosure
  • OSVDB ID: 40613: SimpGB admin/cfginfo.php Configuration Information Disclosure
  • SA26974: SimpGB Cross-Site Scripting and Information Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Bosch IT SimpGB 1.46.02


Sep 25, 2007

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