CVE-2008-5790 - Code Injection vulnerability in Recly Competitions 1.0

Publication

2008-12-31

Last modification

2017-09-29

Summary

Multiple PHP remote file inclusion vulnerabilities in the Recly!Competitions (com_competitions) component 1.0 for Joomla! allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the (1) GLOBALS[mosConfig_absolute_path] parameter to (a) add.php and (b) competitions.php in includes/competitions/, and the (2) mosConfig_absolute_path parameter to (c) includes/settings/settings.php.

Description

Recly!Competitions is prone to multiple remote file-include vulnerabilities because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.An attacker can exploit these issues to include an arbitrary remote file containing malicious PHP code and execute it in the context of the webserver process. This may allow the attacker to compromise the application and the underlying computer; other attacks are also possible.Recly!Competitions 1.0.0 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.

Solution

Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches. If you feel we are in error or if you are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: info@vumetric.com.

Exploit

Attackers can exploit these issues via a browser.The following example URIs are available:http://www.example.com/[path]/administrator/components/com_competitions/includes/competitions/add.php?GLOBALS[mosConfig_absolute_path]=[evilcode]http://www.example.com/[path]/administrator/components/com_competitions/includes/competitions/competitions.php?GLOBALS[mosConfig_absolute_path]=[evilcode]http://wwwexample.com/[path]/administrator/components/com_competitions/includes/settings/settings.php?mosConfig_absolute_path=[evilcode]

Classification

CWE-94 - Code Injection

Risk level (CVSS AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

High

7.5

Access Vector

  • Network
  • Adjacent Network
  • Local

Access Complexity

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Authentication

  • None
  • Single
  • Multiple

Confident. Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Integrity Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Affected Products

Vendor Product Versions
Recly Competitions  1.0