phpPgAdmin < 3.5.4 index.php formLanguage Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3049

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.

Description

The remote host is running phpPgAdmin, a web-based PostgreSQL administrative interface. This version of phpPgAdmin is vulnerable to a flaw via the Login form. Specifically, a malformed 'formLanguage' directive can be used to retrieve sensitive files (such as /etc/passwd or other critical configuration files).

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.5.4 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3049

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/07/05

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phppgadmin:phppgadmin

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2256

BID: 14142