Mambo Content Server Detection Global Variables Overwrite

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2638


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running the Mambo Content Server, an application for generating dynamic content for web servers. The remote application is vulnerable to a flaw where remote attackers can upload malicious code. The code can then be executed by simply requesting the code via an HTTP session. The specific flaw is within the Tar.php script, which does not properly sanitize user-supplied content. Versions of Mambo through are prone to a remote 'file include' flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to specify malicious code that would be run by the Mambo server.


Upgrade to a version of Mambo higher than 4.5.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2638

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/02/22

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18495

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0512, CVE-2005-2002, CVE-2005-3738

BID: 14117, 14119, 12608, 13966, 15461