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phorum's common.php

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of Phorum's common.php

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that suffers from an
information disclosure flaw.

Description :

The version of Phorum installed on the remote host lets a possible hacker
read arbitrary files on the affected host with the rights of the
http daemon because it fails to filter input to the 'ForumLang'
parameter of the 'support/common.php' script of directory traversal
sequences.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2000-11/0338.html
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=phorum-announce&m=97500921223488&w=2

Solution :

Upgrade to Phorum 3.2.8 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 1997

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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