DCForum cgi allows remote viewing of files

dcforum-cgi-view-files (5533) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

DCForum could allow a remote attacker to view arbitrary files on the server. Insufficient validation of user-supplied inputs allows a remote attacker to read arbitrary files with the privileges of the 'nobody' user or the Web server. If the attacker attempts to view the source code of the dcforum.cgi script, the script deletes itself, causing a denial of service.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the DCScripts Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • DCScripts DCForum 6.0

Reported:

Nov 14, 2000

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