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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4811

Original release date: 10/31/2008
Last revised: 07/01/2009


The _expand_quoted_text function in libs/Smarty_Compiler.class.php in Smarty 2.6.20 r2797 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via vectors related to templates and a \ (backslash) before a dollar-sign character.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32329
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1691
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081025 Regarding SA32329 (Smarty "_expand_quoted_text()" Security Bypass)
External Source: BID
Name: 31862
External Source: XF
Name: smarty-expandquotedtext-code-execution1(46406)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://securityvulns.ru/Udocument746.html

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.11
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.12
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.13
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.14
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.15
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.16
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.0:rc3
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.0:rc2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.5.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.5.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.5.0:rc2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.4.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.4.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.4.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.3.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.2.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.1.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.0.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.5.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.5.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.6
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.5
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.4
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.3
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.0:b1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.4.0:b2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.3.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.3.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.3.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.2.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.1.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.0b
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.0a
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:1.0
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.1
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.10
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.17
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.2
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.7
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.9
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.18
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.3
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.4
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.5
* cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.6
cpe:/a:smarty:smarty:2.6.20 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)