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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for IP spoofing in Gallery
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
The remote host is running Gallery, a web-based photo album
application written in PHP.
The version of Gallery installed on the remote host permits a possible hacker
to spoof his IP address with a bogus 'X_FORWARDED_FOR' HTTP header.
An authenticated attacker can reportedly leverage this flaw to launch
cross-site scripting attacks by adding comments to a photo as well as
In addition, the application reportedly fails to validate a session id
before using it, which can be used to delete arbitrary files on the
remote host subject to the rights of the web server user id.
See also :
Upgrade to Gallery 2.0.3 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
Networks Security ID: 16940, 16948
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security
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