Mantis < 1.1.2 account_prefs_update.php language Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4605


The remote host is vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw.


The remote host is running Mantis Bug Tracker.

The version of Mantis Bug Tracker installed on the remote host does not properly parse user-supplied data to the 'language' parameter of the 'account_prefs_update.php' script. An attacker can gain 'read' access to local files or execute arbitrary files that are already present on the web server. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a specially formatted 'language' parameter to the affected script. This parameter would probably contain file names preceded by directory-traversal strings.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4605

File Name: 4605.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/07/23

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mantisbt:mantisbt

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3333

BID: 30354

OSVDB: 47175