CMScout admin.php and index.php file include

cmscout-admin-index-file-include (47660) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CMScout could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the admin.php or index.php script using the bit parameter to specify a malicious file from the local system, which could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable Web server.

Note: In order to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code, the attacker would first be required to upload a malicious file or inject arbitrary commands into an existing file.


Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of CMScout (2.07 or later), available from the CMScout Web site. See References.


  • CMScout Web site: Serious security flaw discovered in CMScout 2.06.
  • CMScout Web site: CMScout - A CMS for scouting.
  • BID-33068: CMScout Local File Include and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-6726: Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in CMScout 2.06, when register_globals is enabled, allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the bit parameter to (1) admin.php and (2) index.php, different vectors than CVE-2008-3415.
  • OSVDB ID: 51119: CMScout admin.php bit Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 51120: CMScout index.php bit Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
  • SA33375: CMScout Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • CMScout CMScout 2.06


Dec 30, 2008

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