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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CuteNews Client-IP Header Code Injection Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Client-IP header code injection vulnerability in CuteNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web site contains a PHP script that permits for arbitrary
PHP code execution.

Description :

The version of CuteNews installed on the remote host fails to properly
sanitize the IP addresses of clients using the system before logging
them to a known file. A possible hacker can exploit this flaw to inject
arbitrary PHP code through a Client-IP request header and then execute
that code by requesting 'data/flood.db.php'.

See also :

http://retrogod.altervista.org/cutenews140.html

Solution :

Restrict access to CuteNews' data directory
eg, using a .htaccess
file.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14869

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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