Article Friendly index.php file include

articlefriendly-index-file-include (56598) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Article Friendly could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. If magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the index.php script using the filename 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: 5.1
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Article Friendly customers should contact Article Friendly support for upgrade or patch information. See References.

References:

  • Article Friendly Web site: Article Friendly.
  • Packetstorm Security Web Site: Article Friendly suffers from a local file inclusion vulnerability.
  • BID-38461: Article Friendly 'filename' Parameter Local File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-2136: Directory traversal vulnerability in admin/index.php in Article Friendly, when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the filename parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 62624: Article Friendly index.php filename Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
  • SA38715: Article Friendly "filename" File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Article Friendly Article Friendly Pro

Reported:

Feb 25, 2010

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