Cutephp CuteNews 1.1.1 html.php text code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Cutephp CuteNews 1.1.1 (Content Management System). Affected is some unknown processing of the file plugins/wacko/highlight/html.php. The manipulation of the argument text with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

plugins/wacko/highlight/html.php in Strawberry in 1.1.1 (aka Strawberry) allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via the text parameter, which is inserted into an executable regular expression.

The weakness was released 01/06/2008 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-4557 since 10/14/2008. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/14/2017).

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept.

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 (39450) and Secunia (SA28330). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 48290.





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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-4557 (🔍)
Secunia: 28330 - Strawberry Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
X-Force: 39450
OSVDB: 40236 - Strawberry (CuteNews) plugins/wacko/highlight/html.php text Parameter Arbitrary Code Execution

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/14/2017 09:12 AM
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