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PPA ppa_root_path Variable File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for ppa_root_path variable file include vulnerability in PPA

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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

Description :

The remote host is running PPA, a free, PHP-based photo gallery.

The installed version of PPA permits remote attackers to control the
'config[ppa_root_path]' variable used when including PHP code in the
'inc/functions.inc.php' script. By leveraging this flaw, a possible hacker
may be able to view arbitrary files on the remote host and execute
arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party hosts.

See also :

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Jul/1014436.html

Solution :

Ensure that PHP's 'magic_quotes_gpc' setting is enabled and that
'permit_url_fopen' is disabled.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14209

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

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