Simple PHP Blog blog_language1 parameter file include

spb-bloglanguage1-file-include (54970) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Simple PHP Blog could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the languages_cgi.php script using the blog_language1 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.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Fri Dec 18 2009: [ISecAuditors Security Advisories] Simple PHP Blog <= 0.5.1 Local File Include vulnerability.
  • Simple PHP Blog Web site: Simple PHP Blog.
  • BID-37434: Simple PHP Blog 'blog_language1' Parameter Local File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4421: Directory traversal vulnerability in languages_cgi.php in Simple PHP Blog 0.5.1 and earlier allows remote authenticated users to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the blog_language1 parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 61334: Simple PHP Blog languages_cgi.php blog_language1 Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion

Platforms Affected:

  • Alexander Palmo Simple PHP Blog 0.5

Reported:

Dec 18, 2009

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