DownloadsPlus module for PHP-Nuke file extension file upload

downloadsplus-extension-file-upload (42007) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The DownloadsPlus module for PHP-Nuke could allow a remote attacker to upload arbitrary files, caused by improper validation of file extensions. A remote attacker with valid authentication credentials could exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious .htm, .html or .txt file, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • PHP-Nuke Web site: PHP-Nuke.
  • ZoRLu Advisories, Cuma, Nisan 25. 2008: php-nuke module (DownloadsPlus) remote file upload (only htm, html or txt).
  • BID-28919: PHP-Nuke DownloadsPlus Module Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4767: Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in the DownloadsPlus module in PHP-Nuke allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by uploading a file with (1) .htm, (2) .html, or (3) .txt extensions, then accessing it via a direct request to the file. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information. NOTE: it is unclear how allowing the upload of .html or .txt files supports arbitrary code execution; this might be legitimate functionality.
  • OSVDB ID: 49409: DownloadsPlus Module for PHP-Nuke Multiple File Extension Arbitrary Remote Code Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • PHP-Nuke DownloadsPlus module

Reported:

Apr 25, 2008

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