phpAdsNew XML-RPC Library Remote Code Injection

High Nessus Plugin ID 20180


The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to arbitrary code execution.


The remote host appears to be running phpAdsNew, an open source ad server written in PHP.

The version of phpAdsNew installed on the remote host allows attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code subject to the privileges of the web server user id due to a flaw in its bundled XML-RPC library.


Upgrade to phpAdsNew 2.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20180

File Name: phpadsnew_xmlrpc.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2005/11/11

Updated: 2018/07/24

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpadsnew:phpadsnew

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/29

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP XML-RPC Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1921

BID: 14088