Aardvark Topsites PHP index.php information disclosure

aardvarktopsitesphp-index-info-disclosure (51392) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Aardvark Topsites PHP could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the index.php script. By sending a direct request to the start or "u" parameter, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the full installation path.

*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 August 1, 2014.

References:

  • Aardvark Topsites PHP Web site: Aardvark Topsites PHP - A Free PHP Topsites Script.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Jun 25 2009 - 15:29:04 CDT : Report vulnerabilities.
  • Web Application Security Web site: Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.1 security vulnerabilities disclosure.
  • CVE-2009-2303: index.php in Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a negative integer value for the start parameter in a search action, which reveals the installation path in an error message.
  • CVE-2009-2304: index.php in Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a nonexistent account name in the u parameter in a rate action, which reveals the installation path in an error message.
  • OSVDB ID: 55539: Aardvark Topsites PHP index.php Multiple Parameter Error Message Path Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.0.2
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.1.1
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.2.2
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.0.3
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.1.2
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0

Reported:

Jun 25, 2009

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