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Don't know if anyone is using PHPOpenChat, but if so see http://secunia.com/advisories/14600/

 

 

Secunia Advisory: SA14600

Release Date: 2005-03-16

 

 

Critical:

Highly critical

Impact: System access

 

Where: From remote

 

Solution Status: Unpatched

 

 

Software: PHPOpenChat 3.x

 

 

Description:

Mafia_Boy has reported a vulnerability in PHPOpenChat, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

 

Input passed to the "sourcedir" parameter in "contrib/yabbse/poc.php" is not properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources.

 

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

 

The vulnerability has been reported in version 3.0.1 and prior.

 

Solution:

Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

 

Provided and/or discovered by:

Mafia_Boy, Albania Security Clan.

 

Original Advisory:

http://www.albanianhaxorz.org/advisory/phpopenchaten.txt

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