CuteNews category.db.php module code execution

cutenews-categories-code-execution (54243) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

CuteNews could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the category.db.php script. A remote attacker with administrator privileges could exploit this vulnerability using the Icon URL or Category Access field to inject and execute arbitrary PHP code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of UTF-8 CuteNews (8b or later), available from the UTF-8 CuteNews Web site. See References.

References:

  • MORNINGSTAR-2009-02: Multiple security issues in Cute News and UTF-8 Cute News.
  • UTF-8 CuteNews Web site: UTF-8 CuteNews.
  • CVE-2009-4113: Static code injection vulnerability in the Categories module in CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6 and UTF-8 CuteNews before 8b allows remote authenticated users with application administrative privileges to inject arbitrary PHP code into data/category.db.php via the Category Access field.
  • CVE-2009-4115: Multiple static code injection vulnerabilities in the Categories module in CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6 allow remote authenticated users with application administrative privileges to inject arbitrary PHP code into data/category.db.php via the (1) category and (2) Icon URL fields; or (3) inject arbitrary PHP code into data/ipban.php via the add_ip parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 60780: CuteNews Categories Module data/category.db.php Multiple Field Arbitrary Code Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 60781: CuteNews Categories Module data/ipban.php add_ip Parameter Arbitrary Code Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6

Reported:

Nov 11, 2009

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