phpListPro Multiple Script returnpath Parameter Remote File Inclusions

High Nessus Plugin ID 21310


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by remote file include vulnerabilities.


The remote host is running phpListPro, a website voting/ranking tool written in PHP.

The installed version of phpListPro fails to sanitize user input to the 'returnpath' parameter of the 'config.php', 'editsite.php', 'addsite.php', and 'in.php' scripts before using it to include PHP code from other files. An unauthenticated attacker may be able to read arbitrary local files or include a file from a remote host that contains commands which will be executed on the remote host subject to the privileges of the web server process.

These flaws are only exploitable if PHP's 'register_globals' is enabled.


Edit the affected files as discussed in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21310

File Name: phplistpro_remote_file_include.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2006/05/03

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tincan:phplist

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1749, CVE-2006-2323

BID: 17448