Circle R Monster Top List up to 1.4 functions.php root_path code injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Circle R Monster Top List up to 1.4. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the file functions.php. The manipulation of the argument root_path with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/12/2006. The weakness was disclosed 04/12/2006 by r0t (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2006-1781 since 04/13/2006. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in Perl. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 21309 (Monster Top List sources/functions.php root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

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 SecurityFocus (BID 23074), X-Force (25774), Secunia (SA19688), Vulnerability Center (SBV-11360) and Tenable (21309).




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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 21309
Nessus Name: Monster Top List sources/functions.php root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
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OpenVAS ID: 80073
OpenVAS Name: Monster Top List Remote File Include
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Researcher: r0t
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-1781 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 23074 - Monster Top List Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 19688 - Monster Top List File Inclusion and Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
X-Force: 25774
Vulnerability Center: 11360 - Monster Top List File Inclusion due to Improper Input Validation in functions.php, High
OSVDB: 24650 - Monster Top List sources/functions.php root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
Vupen: ADV-2006-1350

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Created: 03/12/2015 12:19 PM
Updated: 06/17/2019 03:49 PM
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