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PMachine Lib.Inc.PHP Remote Include Command Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

June 15, 2003

Description

It has been reported that PMachine does not properly handle include files under some circumstances. Because of this, an attacker may be able to remotely execute commands.

Technologies Affected

  • PMachine PMachine 2.2.1

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

Filter untrusted network traffic at border routers and network firewalls.

To limit the consequences of successful exploits, run the server in a closed or restricted environment.

Execute server processes with the least privileges required, and place processes in a restrictive environment.
Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches for this issue. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: vuldb@securityfocus.com <mailto:vuldb@securityfocus.com>.

Credits

Discovery credited to "Frog Man" .
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