PHP FirstPost path disclosure

phpfirstpost-path-disclosure (8434) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

PHP FirstPost could allow a remote attacker to view the real path of the Web root directory. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted HTTP request containing a non-existent post reply number to view the real path of the Web root directory.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Mar 12 2002 - 08:24:49 CST: [ARL02-A05] PHP FirstPost System Information Path Disclosure Vulnerability.
  • BID-4274: PHP FirstPost Path Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0445: article.php in PHP FirstPost 0.1 allows allows remote attackers to obtain the full pathname of the server via an invalid post number in the post parameter, which leaks the pathname in an error message.
  • OSVDB ID: 7170: PHP FirstPost article.php Path Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • PHP FirstPost PHP FirstPost 0.1

Reported:

Mar 12, 2002

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