Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP up to 4.2.2 sources/lostpw.php CONFIG[path] file inclusion

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP up to 4.2.2 (Programming Language Software). This issue affects an unknown functionality of the file sources/lostpw.php. The manipulation of the argument CONFIG[path] with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-73. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 04/30/2006 by cijfer (Website). The advisory is shared at vupen.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2006-2149 since 05/03/2006. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by cijfer in Perl and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 21329 (Aardvark Topsites CONFIG[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.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 4375.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 17940), X-Force (26189), Secunia (SA19911), Vulnerability Center (SBV-11395) and Tenable (21329). The entry 35160 is pretty similar.





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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: cijfer
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Nessus ID: 21329
Nessus Name: Aardvark Topsites CONFIG[path] Parameter Remote File Inclusion
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OpenVAS ID: 200005
OpenVAS Name: Aardvark Topsites <
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Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: cijfer
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2006-2149 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 17940 - Aardvark Topsites PHP LostPW.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
Secunia: 19911 - Aardvark Topsites PHP &quot;CONFIG[path]&quot; File Inclusion Vulnerability, Highly Critical
X-Force: 26189
Vulnerability Center: 11395 - Aardvark Topsites PHP 4.2.2 and Earlier Remote PHP Code Execution When register_globals Is Enabled, High
OSVDB: 25158 - Aardvark Topsites PHP sources/lostpw.php CONFIG[path] Parameter Remote File Inclusion
Vupen: ADV-2006-1587

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/12/2015 12:19 PM
Updated: 08/06/2017 03:20 PM
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