phpLDAPadmin < 1.2 Local File Inclusion

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5291


The remote web server is hosting an application that is vulnerable to a local file inclusion attack.


The remote web server is hosting phpLDAPadmin, a web-based LDAP client. The installed version of phpLDAPadmin is earlier than 1.2.0. Such versions are potentially affected by a local file inclusion vulnerability because the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'cmd' parameter of the 'cmd.php' script. An unauthenticated user could exploit this flaw to view arbitrary files or possibly execute arbitrary PHP code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the web server user id.


Upgrade to phpLDAPadmin 1.2.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5291

Family: CGI

Published: 2010/01/07

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 43402

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:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:deon_george:phpldapadmin

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/12/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4427

BID: 37327