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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Tries to change mos_user_template cookie in Mambo Open Source
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
The remote installation of Mambo Open Source fails to sanitize input
to the 'mos_user_template' cookie before using it to include PHP code
from a file. An unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this
issue to view arbitrary files or to execute arbitrary PHP code on the
In addition, the application suffers from a similar lack of sanitation
of input to the 'username' parameter in the 'includes/mambo.php'
script, the 'task' parameter in 'index2.php', and the 'filter'
parameter in 'components/com_content/content.php' before using it in
SQL statements. Provided PHP's 'magic_quotes_gpc' setting is
disabled, a possible hacker can leverage these issues to manipulate database
queries and, for example, log in as any user, including an admin.
See also :
Apply the appropriate security patch listed in the vendor advisory
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
Networks Security ID: 16775
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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