Nucleus CMS < 3.23 PLUGINADMIN.php DIR_LIBS Parameter Remote File Inclusion

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3633


The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to remote file inclusion attacks.


The remote host is running Nucleus CMS, an open-source content management system. The version of Nucleus CMS installed on the remote host fails to sanitize input to the 'DIR_LIBS' parameter before using it in a PHP include() function in the 'nucleus/libs/PLUGINADMIN.php' script. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to view arbitrary files on the remote host or to execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party hosts.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3633

Family: CGI

Published: 2006/05/25

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 21596

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.3


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:W/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nucleus_group:nucleus_cms

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2583

BID: 18097