phpWebSite up to 0.10.0 Error Message index.php SEA_search_module information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in phpWebSite up to 0.10.0 (Content Management System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file index.php of the component Error Message Handler. The manipulation of the argument SEA_search_module with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

index.php in phpWebSite 0.10.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via an invalid SEA_search_module parameter, which reveals the path in a PHP error message.

The weakness was disclosed 05/02/2005 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2005-0572. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

By approaching the search of inurl:index.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 17251 (GLSA-200503-04 : phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution and path disclosure), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (19480) and Tenable (17251). The entry VDB-24511 is pretty similar.





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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 17251
Nessus Name: GLSA-200503-04 : phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution and path disclosure
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OpenVAS ID: 54869
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200503-04 (phpwebsite)
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02/25/2005 🔍
02/27/2005 +1 days 🔍
05/02/2005 +64 days 🔍
05/02/2005 +0 days 🔍
04/28/2010 +1822 days 🔍
03/10/2015 +1777 days 🔍
07/01/2021 +2305 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-0572 (🔍)
X-Force: 19480
Vulnerability Center: 25556 - phpWebSite 0.10.0 and Prior Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability via a Crafted URL Request, Medium

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Created: 03/10/2015 11:05 PM
Updated: 07/01/2021 07:48 PM
Changes: 03/10/2015 11:05 PM (57), 02/23/2017 03:01 PM (6), 07/01/2021 07:41 PM (3), 07/01/2021 07:48 PM (1)
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