phpList < 2.10.9 Multiple Remote File Inclusion

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4420


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is susceptible to multiple remote file inclusion attacks.


The version of phpList installed on the remote host fails to filter user input to the '_SERVER[ConfigFile]' and '_ENV[CONFIG]' parameters of the 'admin/index.php' script before passing it to PHP 'include()' functions. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is disabled, an unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to view arbitrary files on the remote host or to execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party hosts.


Upgrade to version 2.10.9 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4420

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/03/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phplist:phplist

Reference Information

BID: 33273