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Sphider settings_dir Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerability

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is affected by a
remote file include issue.

Description :

The remote host is running Sphider, an open-source web spider and
search engine written in PHP.

The version of Sphider installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
user-supplied input to the 'settings_dir' parameter of the
'admin/configset.php' script before using it in a PHP 'include()'
function. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an
unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this issue to view
arbitrary files on the remote host or to execute arbitrary PHP code,
possibly taken from third-party hosts.

See also :

http://downloads.securityfocus.com/vulnerabilities/exploits/sphider_poc.pl
http://www.cs.ioc.ee/~ando/sphider/forum/board_entry.php?id=2643

Solution :

Edit the affected script as described in the vendor forum posting
referenced above.

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: 17514

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

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