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paNews admin_setup.php Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for remote code execution in admin_setup.php in paNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that suffers from
multiple flaws.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of paNews that fails to properly
sanitize input passed to the script 'includes/admin_setup.php' and, in
addition, permits writes by the web user to the directory 'includes'
(not the default configuration). Taken together, these flaws permit a
remote attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the user
running the web service or to read arbitrary files on the target.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-02/0448.html

Solution :

Change the permissions on the 'includes/' directory so it can not be
written to by the web user.

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: 12611

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

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