phpWebSite 0.10.2 init.php file inclusion

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A vulnerability was found in phpWebSite 0.10.2 (Content Management System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the file init.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-73. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

** DISPUTED ** Multiple PHP remote file inclusion vulnerabilities in phpWebSite 0.10.2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the PHPWS_SOURCE_DIR parameter in (1) init.php, (2) users.php, (3) Cookie.php, (4) forms.php, (5) Groups.php, (6) ModSetting.php, (7) Calendar.php, (8) DateTime.php, (9) core.php, (10) ImgLibrary.php, (11) Manager.php, and (12) Template.php, and (13) EZform.php. NOTE: CVE disputes this report, since "PHPWS_SOURCE_DIR" is defined as a constant, not accessed as a variable.

The weakness was shared 10/10/2006 by Crackers_child (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2006-5234 since 10/10/2006. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The real existence of this vulnerability is still doubted at the moment.

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 vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 20412).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Researcher: Crackers_child
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CVE: CVE-2006-5234 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 20412 - Retired: PHPWebSite PHPWS_SOURCE_DIR Parameter Multiple Remote File Include Vulnerabilities


Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 08/15/2018 08:12 AM
Changes: (1) advisory_person_nickname
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