Mambo mambatstaff 3.1b mambatstaff.php mosConfig_absolute_path code injection

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A vulnerability has been found in Mambo mambatstaff 3.1b (Content Management System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the file mambatstaff.php. The manipulation of the argument mosConfig_absolute_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 weakness was published 07/31/2006 by Dr.Jr7 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2006-3947 since 08/01/2006. 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 by Dr.Jr7 and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22049 (Mambo / Joomla! Component / Module 'mosConfig_absolute_path' Multiple Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerabilities), 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 19222), X-Force (28074), Secunia (SA21292), Vulnerability Center (SBV-12469) and Tenable (22049). Similar entries are available at 31637, 31587, 31510 and 31465.





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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Dr.Jr7
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Nessus ID: 22049
Nessus Name: Mambo / Joomla! Component / Module 'mosConfig_absolute_path' Multiple Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerabilities
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Researcher: Dr.Jr7
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2006-3947 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 19222 - Mambatstaff MosConfig_Absolute_Path Remote File Include Vulnerability
Secunia: 21292
X-Force: 28074
Vulnerability Center: 12469 - Mambo File Inclusion Vulnerability in Mambastaff Component, High
OSVDB: 27653 - Mambatstaff for Mambo mambatstaff.php mosConfig_absolute_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
Vupen: ADV-2006-3055

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Updated: 08/07/2017 12:59 PM
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