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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in FlatNuke < 2.5.6
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
The remote host is running FlatNuke, a content management system
written in PHP and using flat files rather than a database for its
The version of FlatNuke installed on the remote host suffers from
- Arbitrary PHP Code Execution Vulnerability
The application fails to remove newlines from a user's
registration information and stores it as a PHP file with
a known path. A possible hacker can leverage this flaw to
execute arbitrary PHP code on the remote host subject to
the rights of the web server userid.
- Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Various scripts do not sanitize user-supplied input
through several parameters before using it in dynamically
generated pages, which can be exploited by attackers to
launch cross-site scripting attacks against the affected
See also :
Upgrade to FlatNuke 2.5.6 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 7
Networks Security ID: 14483, 14485
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security
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