CuteNews < 1.4.6 search.php files_arch Array Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4324


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


According to its version number, the remote host is running a version of CuteNews that allows an attacker to read files that should not be typically read. The root of the flaw is in the way that 'search.php' handles user-supplied input. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need the ability to send HTTP requests to the 'search.php' script. Successful exploitation will result in the loss of confidential data.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4324

File Name: 4324.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2007/12/26

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 29802

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.2


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

Reference Information

BID: 27010

OSVDB: 39888