Advanced Electron Forum (AEF) avatargalfile directory traversal

aef-avatargalfile-dir-traversal (51776) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Advanced Electron Forum (AEF) could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request when changing the avatar image containing directory traversal sequences in the avatargalfile parameter to view arbitrary files on the system.

*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:

  • Electron Web site: Welcome to AEF .
  • CVE-2009-2546: Directory traversal vulnerability in Advanced Electron Forum (AEF) 1.x allows remote attackers to determine the existence of arbitrary files via the avatargalfile parameter when changing an avatar, which leaks the existence of the file in an error message. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 55926: AEF Avatar Image avatargalfile Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Enumeration
  • SA35646: AEF SQL Injection and Information Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Electron Advanced Electron Forum 1.0.8

Reported:

Jul 16, 2009

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