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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mambo / Joomla Component / Module mosConfig_absolute_path Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to read a local file using Mambo / Joomla components and modules

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is prone to
remote file include attacks.

Description :

The remote host contains a third-party Mambo / Joomla component or
module.

The version of at least one such component or module installed on the
remote host fails to sanitize input to the 'mosConfig_absolute_path'
parameter before using it to include PHP code. Provided PHP's
'register_globals' setting is enabled, an unauthenticated attacker may
be able to exploit these flaws to view arbitrary files on the remote
host or to execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party
hosts.

See also :

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/1959
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/439035/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/439451/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/439618/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/439963/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/439997/30/0/threaded
http://packetstormsecurity.org/0607-exploits/smf.txt
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2020
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2023
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2029
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/440881/30/0/threaded
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2083
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/441533/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/441538/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/441541/30/0/threaded
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2089
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1526
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2125
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2196
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2205
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2206
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2207
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2214
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/444425/30/0/threaded
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2367
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2613

Solution :

Disable PHP's 'register_globals' setting or contact the product's
author to see if an upgrade exists.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 18705, 18808, 18876, 18919, 18924, 18968, 18991, 19037, 19042, 19044, 19047, 19100, 19217, 19222, 19223, 19224, 19233, 19373, 19465, 19505, 19574, 19581, 19725, 20018, 20667

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security

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