Exhibit Engine toroot Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerability

Published: 2008-10-24 21:33:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

The remote web server running Exhibit Engine, a PHP based photo gallery management system which is affected by a remote file include issue.

Technical Details:
The version of Exhibit Engine installed on the remote host fails to sanitize input to the 'toroot' parameter before using it in the 'styles.php' script to include PHP code.

Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to view arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code, possibly taken from third-party hosts, on the remote host.

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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