Adobe Captivate Quiz Reporting Feature 'internalServerReporting.php' File Upload RCE

high Nessus Plugin ID 100841


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Adobe Captivate application running on the remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the quiz reporting feature within the 'internalServerReporting.php' script due to improper sanitization and verification of uploaded files before placing them in a user-accessible path. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by uploading and then making a direct request to a crafted file, to execute arbitrary PHP code on the remote host, subject to the privileges of the web server user ID.


Upgrade to Adobe Captivate 2017 ( or later. Alternatively, apply the hotfix for Adobe Captivate 8 and 9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100841

File Name: adobe_captivate_quiz_arbitrary_upload.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/16/2017

Updated: 2/25/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-3087


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:captivate

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/13/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3087

IAVA: 2017-A-0172