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mambo -- "register_globals" emulation layer overwrite vulnerability


A Secunia Advisory reports:

peter MC tachatte has discovered a vulnerability in Mambo, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain information and compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "register_globals" emulation layer in "globals.php" where certain arrays used by the system can be overwritten. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources via the "mosConfig_absolute_path" parameter.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is disabled.



portaudit: mambo -- "register_globals" emulation layer overwrite vulnerability

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