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Test ID:10630
Category:Web application abuses
Title:PHP-Nuke security vulnerability (bb_smilies.php)
Summary:The remote host seems to be vulnerable to a security problem in PHP-Nuke (bb_smilies.php).; The vulnerability is caused by inadequate processing of queries by PHP-Nuke's bb_smilies.php; which results in returning the content of any file we desire (the file needs to be world-readable).; A similar vulnerability in the same PHP program allows execution of arbitrary code by changing; the password of the administrator of bb_smilies.
Description:Summary:
The remote host seems to be vulnerable to a security problem in PHP-Nuke (bb_smilies.php).
The vulnerability is caused by inadequate processing of queries by PHP-Nuke's bb_smilies.php
which results in returning the content of any file we desire (the file needs to be world-readable).
A similar vulnerability in the same PHP program allows execution of arbitrary code by changing
the password of the administrator of bb_smilies.

Vulnerability Impact:
Every file that the webserver has access to can be read by anyone. It is
also possible to change bb_smilies' administrator password and even execute
arbitrary commands.

Solution:
Upgrade to the latest version (Version 4.4.1 and above).

CVSS Score:
10.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2001-0320
Bugtraq: 20010223 Yet another hole in PHP-Nuke (Google Search)
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-02/0425.html
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2001 SecuriTeam

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