CuteNews options module file include
|cutenews-options-file-include (54244)||Medium Risk|
CuteNews could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the index.php script in the options module using the skin 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.
Upgrade to the latest version of UTF-8 CuteNews (8b or later), available from the UTF-8 CuteNews Web site. See References.
- MORNINGSTAR-2009-02: Multiple security issues in Cute News and UTF-8 Cute News.
- UTF-8 CuteNews Web site: UTF-8 CuteNews.
- BID-36971: CuteNews and UTF-8 CuteNews Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-4116: Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6, when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allow remote authenticated users with editor or administrative application access to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the source parameter in a (1) list or (2) editnews action to the Editnews module, and (3) the save_con[skin] parameter in the Options module. NOTE: vector 3 can be leveraged for code execution by using a .. to include and execute arbitrary local files.
- CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6
Nov 11, 2009
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