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PHPNews auth.php Remote File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detects remote file include vulnerability in auth.php in PHPNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that suffers from a remote
file include vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running PHPNews, an open-source news application
written in PHP.

The installed version of PHPNews has a remote file include
vulnerability in the script 'auth.php'. By leveraging this flaw, a
attacker can cause arbitrary PHP code to be executed on the remote
host using the permissions of the web server user.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0026.html
http://newsphp.sourceforge.net/changelog/changelog_1.25.txt

Solution :

Upgrade to PHPNews 1.2.5 or greater or make sure PHP's
'register_globals' and 'permit_url_fopen' settings are disabled.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 12696

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

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