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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PHP-Nuke copying files security vulnerability (admin.php)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine if a remote host is vulnerable to the admin.php vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be vulnerable to a security problem in
PHP-Nuke (admin.php).
The vulnerability is caused by inadequate processing of queries
by PHP-Nuke's admin.php which enables attackers to copy any file
from the operating system to anywhere else on the operating system.

Impact:
Every file that the webserver has access to can be read by anyone.
Furthermore, any file can be overwritten.
Usernames (used for database access) can be compromised.
Administrative rights can be gained by copying sensitive files.

Solution:
Change the following lines in admin.php:
if($upload)
To:

if (($upload) && ($admintest))

Or upgrade to the latest version (Version 5.3 and above).

Network Security Threat Level: High

Additional information:
http://www.securiteam.com/unixfocus/TOBA

Networks Security ID: 3361

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 SecurITeam

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