News Manager multiple .php scripts information disclosure

newsmanager-multiple-info-disclosure (42462) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

News Manager could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the connect_str.php and info.php scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this via a direct request to obtain the database username and password or other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • SourceForge.net: News Manager - RSS aggregator.
  • BID-29251: News Manager Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-2343: News Manager 2.0 allows remote attackers to bypass restrictions and obtain sensitive information via a direct request to (1) db/connect_str.php and (2) login/info.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 45482: News Manager login/info.php Direct Request Remote Information Disclosure
  • OSVDB ID: 45483: News Manager db/connect_str.php Direct Request Remote Information Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • News Manager News Manager 2.0

Reported:

May 15, 2008

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