FreeBSD : mambo -- 'register_globals' emulation layer overwrite vulnerability (ffb82d3a-610f-11da-8823-00123ffe8333)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21545


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A Secunia Advisory reports :

peter MC tachatte has discovered a vulnerability in Mambo, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain information and compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the 'register_globals' emulation layer in 'globals.php' where certain arrays used by the system can be overwritten. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources via the 'mosConfig_absolute_path' parameter.

Successful exploitation requires that 'register_globals' is disabled.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21545

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ffb82d3a610f11da882300123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mambo, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/17

Reference Information

Secunia: 17622