Sympoll PHP could allow an attacker to view files on the server

sympoll-php-view-files (9723) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Sympoll could allow a remote attacker to view arbitrary files on the Web server, caused by improper validation of PHP variable parameters. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the Sympoll PHP script to view files on the Web server.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Sympoll (1.4 or later), available from the Sympoll Web page. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jul 30 2002 - 15:27:48 CDT : [ADVISORY]: Arbitrary file disclosure vulnerability in Sympoll 1.2 .
  • Sympoll Web site: Change log. (The change log for Version 1.3 includes an item labeled 'IMPORTANT SECURITY FIX' and credits the individual in the BugTraq post.)
  • Sympoll Web site: sympoll.
  • BID-5360: Sympoll File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1430: Unknown vulnerability in Sympoll 1.2 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files when register_globals is enabled, possibly by modifying certain PHP variables through URL parameters.
  • OSVDB ID: 14537: Sympoll Unspecified PHP Variable Manipulation Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • David Raeman Sympoll 1.2


Jul 30, 2002

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