Inout Scripts Inout Meta Search Engine memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Inout Scripts Inout Meta Search Engine (version unknown). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the component Search Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A certain admin script in Inout Meta Search Engine sends a redirect to the web browser but does not exit when administrative credentials are missing, which allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary PHP code, as demonstrated by a request to admin/create_engine.php followed by a request to admin/generate_tabs.php.

The weakness was shared 05/28/2007 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-2988 since 05/31/2007. 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 are unknown but a public exploit is available.

The exploit is available at It is declared as functional.

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 (34563), SecurityFocus (BID 24199†) and OSVDB (42034†). The entries VDB-61287, VDB-74369, VDB-83204 and VDB-111892 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Access: Public
Status: Functional
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-2988 (🔍)
X-Force: 34563 - Inout Search Engine admin/create_engine.php code execution
SecurityFocus: 24199 - Inout Metasearch Engine Cookie Forgery Remote Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
OSVDB: 42034 - Inout Meta Search Engine Failed Admin Auth Redirect PHP Code Injection

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Created: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM
Updated: 07/20/2021 08:52 AM
Changes: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM (57), 10/24/2017 09:26 AM (1), 07/20/2021 08:52 AM (3)
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