phpPaleo index.php phppaleo4_lang cookie local file include

phppaleo-index-phppaleo4lang-file-include (79486) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

phpPaleo 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 phppaleo4_lang cookie, 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: 5.9
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of phpPaleo (4.8 b180 or later), available from the phpPaleo Web site. See References.

References:

  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [04-04-2012]: 'phpPaleo' Local File Inclusion (CVE-2012-1671).
  • phpPaleo Web Site: SourceForge.net: phpPaleo - Project Web Hosting - Open Source Software.
  • CVE-2012-5386: Directory traversal vulnerability in index.php in phpPaleo 4.8b180 allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the phppaleo4_lang cookie, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-1671. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • SA48398: phpPaleo "lang" Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • phpPaleo phpPaleo 4.8 b180

Reported:

Apr 04, 2012

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