[UNIX] Arbitrary File Disclosure Vulnerability in Sympoll

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Date: 07/31/02


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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:29:04 +0200 (CEST)

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  Arbitrary File Disclosure Vulnerability in Sympoll
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SUMMARY

 <http://www.ralusp.net/heterodox/sympoll.php> Sympoll is a customizable
voting booth system. It is written using PHP and requires access to a
MySQL database. A security vulnerability in the product allows remote
attackers to read the content of arbitrary files.

DETAILS

Vulnerable systems:
 * Sympoll version 1.2

Immune systems:
 * Sympoll version 1.3

A missing variable integrity check allows arbitrary files to be viewed on
a web server that hosts Sympoll. Hosts that have disabled the
register_globals directive in their php.ini file are not at risk.

Vendor status:
This vulnerability was reported to the Sympoll author on Tuesday, July 30
2002 at approximately 13:45 EST. A new version with a verified fix was
released by 16:15 EST the same day. It can be downloaded from
<http://www.ralusp.net/sympoll/> http://www.ralusp.net/sympoll/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by <mailto:ralusp@mail.com> David
Raeman.

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