GCalendar component for Joomla! index.php file include

gcalendar-index-file-include (56863) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The GCalendar component for Joomla! could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the index.php script using the the controller 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
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

  • GCalendar Web page: GCalendar.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [03-15-2010]: Joomla component com_gcalendar Suite v2.1.5 Local File Include .
  • BID-38742: G4J GCalendar Suite Joomla! Component 'controller' Parameter Local File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0972: Directory traversal vulnerability in the GCalendar (com_gcalendar) component 2.1.5 for Joomla! allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the controller parameter to index.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 62930: GCalendar Component for Joomla! index.php controller Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
  • SA38925: Joomla GCalendar Component "controller" File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • allon.moritz GCalendar component for Joomla! 2.1.5
  • Joomla! Joomla!

Reported:

Mar 15, 2010

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