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Web Attack: PhpThumb Command Injection CVE-2010-1598

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a command injection vulnerability in phpThumb.

Additional Information

phpThumb() is an application used to create thumbnails from images.

The application is prone to a command-injection vulnerability because it fails to adequately sanitize user-supplied input to the 'fltr[]' parameter in the 'phpThumb.php' script.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the webserver.

Note that successful exploitation requires 'ImageMagick' to be installed.


  • phpThumb() 1.7.9 is affected; other versions may also be vulnerable.
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