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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2516

Original release date: 05/22/2006
Last revised: 10/03/2011


mainfile.php in XOOPS and earlier, when register_globals is enabled, allows remote attackers to overwrite variables such as $xoopsOption['nocommon'] and conduct directory traversal attacks or include PHP files via (1) xoopsConfig[language] to misc.php or (2) xoopsConfig[theme_set] to index.php, as demonstrated by injecting PHP sequences into a log file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service


Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled, and that "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled.

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External Source: BID
Name: 18061
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 1811
External Source: SREASON
Name: 934
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1895
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 25683
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060521 XOOPS <= 'xoopsOption[nocommon]' exploit
Type: Advisory; Exploit

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