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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   phpPgAdmin Vendors:   phpPgAdmin Development Team
phpPgAdmin Input Validation Hole in 'formLanguage' Discloses Files to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014414
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014414
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2256   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 16 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 7 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.5.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in phpPgAdmin. A remote user can view files on the target system.

The script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'formLanguage' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value containing encoded directory traversal characters to view files on the target system.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

formUsername=username&formPassword=password&formServer=0
&formLanguage=%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f/etc/passwd%00&submitLogin=Login

SecurityFocus reported this vulnerability. No credit was provided.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  phppgadmin.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 7 Jul 2005 08:21:35 -0400
Subject:  [none]


SecurityFocus reported a vulnerability in phpPgAdmin.  No credit was provided.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

formUsername=username&formPassword=password&formServer=0&formLanguag
e=%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f%2e%2e%2f/et
c/passwd%00&submitLogin=Login
 
 


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