TimThumb 'timthumb.php' < 2.8.14 WebShot 'src' Parameter Remote Command Execution

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76873


The remote web server hosts a PHP script that is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.


The TimThumb 'timthumb.php' script installed on the remote host is prior to version 2.8.14. It is, therefore, affected by a remote command execution vulnerability due to a failure to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'src' parameter. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary commands on the remote host. Note that the script is only affected when the 'WebShot' feature is enabled.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to version 2.8.14 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76873

File Name: wordpress_timthumb_2_8_14.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/28/2014

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress, cpe:/a:binarymoon:timthumb, cpe:/a:timthumb:timthumb

Required KB Items: www/PHP, installed_sw/WordPress, installed_sw/TimThumb, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 6/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4663

BID: 68180

EDB-ID: 33851