Article Friendly index.php file include

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


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.


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


Gain Access


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


Feb 25, 2010

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page