Directory traversal vulnerability in avatar.php in PhpMyChat Plus 1.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the L parameter, a different issue than CVE-2006-5897. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
Published : 2007-02-12 19:28 Updated : 2008-09-05 21:16
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Score 7.1 / 10
A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable". An example of a network attack is an RPC buffer overflow.
The access conditions are somewhat specialized; the following are examples:
- The attacking party is limited to a group of systems or users at some level of authorization, possibly untrusted.
- Some information must be gathered before a successful attack can be launched.
- The affected configuration is non-default, and is not commonly configured (e.g., a vulnerability present when a server performs user account authentication via a specific scheme, but not present for another authentication scheme).
- The attack requires a small amount of social engineering that might occasionally fool cautious users (e.g., phishing attacks that modify a web browsers status bar to show a false link, having to be on someones buddy list before sending an IM exploit).
Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed. The attacker is able to read all of the system's data (memory, files, etc.)
There is no impact to the integrity of the system.
There is no impact to the availability of the system.
There is no CWE for this CVE.
There is no reference for this CVE.
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