Cutephp CuteNews 2.6 file.php file path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in Cutephp CuteNews 2.6 (Content Management System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code of the file file.php. The manipulation of the argument file with an unknown input leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Directory traversal vulnerability in file.php in CuteNews 2.6 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the file parameter, as demonstrated by reading the admin username and password hash in data/users.db.php.

The weakness was presented 12/29/2007 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-6662 since 01/03/2008. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as highly 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 vulnerability database at X-Force (39328).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Highly functional

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12/29/2007 🔍
01/03/2008 +5 days 🔍
01/04/2008 +1 days 🔍
01/06/2008 +2 days 🔍
03/16/2015 +2625 days 🔍
09/14/2018 +1278 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-6662 (🔍)
X-Force: 39328 - CuteNews file.php directory traversal
OSVDB: 39885 - CuteNews file.php file Variable Traversal Arbitrary File Disclosure


Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 09/14/2018 08:09 AM
Changes: (2) source_cve_assigned source_xforce
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