VDB-57605 · CVE-2011-1584 · SA44049

Dotclear up to 2.2.2 updateFile media_file access control

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A vulnerability was found in Dotclear (Blog Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects the function updateFile. The manipulation of the argument media_file with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The updateFile function in inc/core/class.dc.media.php in the Media Manager in Dotclear before 2.2.3 does not properly restrict pathnames, which allows remote authenticated users to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code via the media_path or media_file parameter. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

The weakness was published 06/08/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared at dotclear.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-1584 since 04/05/2011. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

Upgrading to version 1.2.8 eliminates this vulnerability.




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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 802207
OpenVAS Name: Dotclear Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Dotclear 1.2.8


04/05/2011 🔍
04/15/2011 +10 days 🔍
06/08/2011 +54 days 🔍
06/08/2011 +0 days 🔍
03/23/2015 +1384 days 🔍
02/09/2019 +1419 days 🔍


Advisory: dotclear.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-1584 (🔍)
Secunia: 44049 - Dotclear Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability, Moderately Critical


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 02/09/2019 11:10 AM
Changes: (4) advisory_confirm_url source_cve_assigned source_secunia source_secunia_date
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