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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Tries to run a command in Joomla
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP script that permits execution of
arbitrary PHP code.
The 'includes/PEAR/PEAR.php' script included with the version of
Joomla installed on the remote host contains a programming flaw that
may permit an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP
code on the affected host, subject to the rights of the web server
Note that successful exploitation of this issue requires that PHP's
'register_globals' setting be enabled and that the remote version of
PHP be older than 4.4.1 or 5.0.6.
See also :
Upgrade to Joomla version 1.0.11 or later and/or PHP version 4.4.1 /
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
Networks Security ID: 15250, 19749
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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