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Secunia Security Advisory 22320

Secunia Security Advisory 22320
Posted Oct 9, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - XORON has discovered a vulnerability in FreeForum, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 22320

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TITLE:
FreeForum "fpath" File Inclusion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA22320

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/22320/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
FreeForum 0.x
http://secunia.com/product/12246/

DESCRIPTION:
XORON has discovered a vulnerability in FreeForum, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "fpath" parameter in forum.php is not properly
verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to
to include arbitrary files from local or external resources.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 0.9.7. Other versions
may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
XORON

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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