[UNIX] phpNewsManager Directory Travarsal

From: SecuriTeam (support_at_securiteam.com)
Date: 02/24/04

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      phpNewsManager Directory Travarsal


    " <http://www.skintech.org/newman/> phpNewsManager is the ultimate news
    manager for your website. The script is a whole solution for managing
    websites and supports many features with multi-level user access. Check
    the online demo too see all the features available. You can easily
    customize settings and translate it into your language. We included an
    example script how you can integrate it into your webpage".

    There is a vulnerability in the current version of phpNewsManager that
    allows an attacker to retrieve arbitrary files from the web server with
    its privileges.


    Vulnerable Systems:
     * phpNewsManager version 1.46


    Disclosure Timeline:
    Discovered: 02 February 2004
    Vendor Contacted: 10 February 2004
    Published: 23 February 2004


    The information has been provided by <mailto:zetalabs@zone-h.org>


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