Re: CoolMenus Event Remote File Inclusion exploit May 01 2006 09:20PM
Steven M. Christey (coley mitre org)

botan (at) linuxmail (dot) org [email concealed] said:

>#Website : http://coolmenus.dhtmlcentral.com/projects/coolmenus
> [Closed]

The new URL appears to be here:


>#ColMenus Event Remote File Include Vulnerability#

The CoolMenus code does not appear to be written in PHP.

Downloading the source code from the above URL, we see that there are
a couple ASP files, and mostly .js and .html files.

So, this code is NOT present in CoolMenus:

> require("event_inc.php");
>$start = filectime($news);
>$jetzt = time();
>$update = "$start"+"$timespan";
>if($jetzt >= $update)

(I grepped through version 4 beta 1.06 just to be sure).

However, it looks almost exactly like the code from this disclosure
for Artmedic Event:

[Kurdish Security #2] Artmedic Event Remote File Include Vulnerability

with a small difference in variables and file names.

With a download of artmedic event 2.0 from here:


we can see that the above code came from artmedic_event.php.


- CoolMenus is being claimed to be vulnerable to PHP remote file
inclusion, when it isn't written in PHP;

- source code is being quoted which does not exist in CoolMenus

- the quoted source code appears to be derived from artmedic event,
although there are some changes that are not explained

In short, it is very difficult to figure out what vulnerability is
being reported, and for what product.

- Steve

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