[VIM] X7 Chat (mini.php help_file) Local File Include Vulnerability

str0ke str0ke at milw0rm.com
Sun Sep 28 03:17:21 UTC 2008


removing it now.


George A. Theall wrote:
> I'm not sure the exploit as described in milw0rm 6592 works generally.
> Notice the affected file is "help/mini.php" and the arg to include()
> starts with "./help/"? When you call the script directly, the working
> directory will be something like "/var/www/html/x7chat/help"., which
> causes the directory traversal to fail on targets running, say, *nix
> since there's no directory named "help" under that.
> The issue is exploitable under version 2.0.0, but it appears to have
> been fixed in response to rgod's earlier advisory :
>   http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2006-05/0028.html
> which leverages a very similar issue in 'help/index.php' to execute
> arbitrary code.
> George

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