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Secunia Security Advisory 22401

Secunia Security Advisory 22401
Posted Oct 13, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Kw3[R]Ln has discovered a vulnerability in the Keyword Replacer plugin for miniBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 22401

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TITLE:
miniBB Keyword Replacer "pathToFiles" File Inclusion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA22401

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/22401/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Keyword Replacer (plugin for miniBB)
http://secunia.com/product/12296/

DESCRIPTION:
Kw3[R]Ln has discovered a vulnerability in the Keyword Replacer
plugin for miniBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to
compromise a vulnerable system.

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

The vulnerability is confirmed in the release from 29/05/2006. Other
versions may also be affected.

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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Kw3[R]Ln

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
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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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