OpenX < 2.8.2 Arbitrary File Upload

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5246


The remote web server is vulnerable to a remote file upload attack.


The remote web server is hosting OpenX, a web-based ad server. The installed version is earlier than 2.8.2. Such versions are potentially affected by a remote file upload vulnerability. The application fails to verify the MIME type associated with an uploaded file. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, could execute arbitrary code on the remote server.


Upgrade to OpenX 2.8.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5246

File Name: 5246.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2009/11/25

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9


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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (OpenX banner-edit.php File Upload PHP Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4098

BID: 37110