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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Tries to read a local file with MODx CMS
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP script that is affected by a
remote file include issue.
The remote web server is running MODx CMS, an open source content
The version of MODx CMS installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
input to the 'base_path' parameter before using it in the
script to include PHP code. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting
is enabled, an unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to view
arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code, possibly taken from
third-party hosts, on the remote host.
See also :
Update to version 0.9.2.2 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
Networks Security ID: 20898
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Justin Seitz
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