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Mambo Open Source / Joomla! GLOBALS Variable Remote File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to read a file using Mambo Open Source / Joomla!

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a
remote file include issue.

Description :

The remote installation of Mambo Open Source or Joomla! permits an
attacker to overwrite the GLOBALS variable array when PHP's
'register_globals' setting is disabled. An unauthenticated attacker
may be able to exploit this issue to view arbitrary files on the
remote host and to execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from
third-party hosts.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-11/0520.html
http://forum.mamboserver.com/showthread.php?t=66154
http://www.joomla.org/content/view/498/74/

Solution :

If using Mambo Open Source, apply the patch from the vendor. If using
Joomla!, upgrade to version 1.0.4 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:N/I:P/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 15461

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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