Security Images lang.php mosConfig_absolute_path code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Security Images (affected version unknown). Affected is an unknown functionality of the file lang.php. The manipulation of the argument mosConfig_absolute_path with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 07/28/2006 by Drago84 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2006-5048 since 09/27/2006. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

A public exploit has been developed by Drago84 and been published even before and not after the advisory. The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. By approaching the search of inurl:lang.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22049 (Mambo / Joomla! Component / Module 'mosConfig_absolute_path' Multiple Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context r.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Exploit-DB (2083), Tenable (22049), SecurityFocus (BID 19217†), OSVDB (27656†) and Secunia (SA21260†).



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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Drago84
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Nessus ID: 22049
Nessus Name: Mambo / Joomla! Component / Module 'mosConfig_absolute_path' Multiple Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerabilities
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Researcher: Drago84
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CVE: CVE-2006-5048 (🔍)
X-Force: 28078
SecurityFocus: 19217 - SecurityImages Component Multiple Remote File Include Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 21260 - Joomla Security Images Component File Inclusion, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 27656 - Security Images for Joomla lang.php mosConfig_absolute_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
Vupen: ADV-2006-3062

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Created: 05/08/2016 07:55 PM
Updated: 07/10/2024 02:34 AM
Changes: 05/08/2016 07:55 PM (53), 11/29/2018 10:17 AM (21), 08/03/2022 05:57 AM (3), 08/03/2022 06:08 AM (1), 07/10/2024 02:34 AM (15)
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