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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Tries to read a local file in Exponent CMS
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is prone to a
local file include issue.
The remote host is running Exponent CMS, an open-source content
management system written in PHP.
The version of Exponent CMS installed on the remote host fails to
properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'view' parameter before
using it in the 'modules/calendarmodule/class.php' script to include
PHP code as part of its templating system. Regardless of PHP's
'magic_quotes_gpc' and 'register_globals' settings, an unauthenticated
remote attacker may be able to exploit this issue to view arbitrary
files or to execute arbitrary PHP code on the remote host, subject to
the rights of the web server user id.
See also :
Apply the patches for 96.3 as described in the vendor's advisory
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
Networks Security ID: 20111
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security
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