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PHPlist database_module Parameter Local File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to read /etc/passwd using PHPlist

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to a local
file include attack.

Description :

The version of PHPlist installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
user-supplied input to the 'database_module' parameter of the
'lists/index.php' script before using it in a PHP 'require_once'
function. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an
unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this issue to view
arbitrary files or to execute arbitrary PHP code on the remote host,
subject to permissions of the web server user id.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/430475/30/30/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/430597
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_202005.79.html
http://tincan.co.uk/?lid=851

Solution :

Either edit the config file as described in the second reference above
or upgrade to PHP version 4.4.1 / 5.0.5 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/I:P/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 17429

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

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