Gallery init.php Authentication Bypass

High Nessus Plugin ID 12278


The remote host is running a PHP application that is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The version of Gallery hosted on the remote web server is affected by an authentication bypass issue. A flaw exists that may allow an attacker to bypass the authentication mechanism of this software by making requests including the options 'GALLERY_EMBEDDED_INSIDE' and 'GALLERY_EMBEDDED_INSIDE_TYPE'. An attacker who can bypass authentication will obtain Gallery administrator privileges.


Upgrade to Gallery 1.4.3-pl2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12278

File Name: gallery_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2004/06/15

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 65766

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gallery_project:gallery

Required KB Items: www/gallery, www/PHP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0522

BID: 10451

OSVDB: 6524