ActiveKB loadpanel.php file include

activekb-loadpanel-file-include (49646) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


ActiveKB could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the loadpanel.php script using the Panel 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: 5.9
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of ActiveKB (4.5.1 or later), available from the Interspire Web site. See References.


  • Interspire Web site: Knowledge Base Software, Knowledge Management Software and Enterprise-Grade Wiki Software.
  • BID-34362: ActiveKB 'Panel' Parameter Local File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4957: Directory traversal vulnerability in loadpanel.php in Interspire ActiveKB allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files and possibly have unspecified other impact via directory traversal sequences in the Panel parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 53363: Interspire Knowledge Manager loadpanel.php Panel Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
  • SA34579: Interspire Knowledge Manager "Panel" Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Interspire ActiveKB


Apr 03, 2009

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