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CuteNews Client-IP Header Code Injection Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for Client-IP header code injection vulnerability in CuteNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web site contains a PHP script that allows for arbitrary
PHP code execution.

Description :

The version of CuteNews installed on the remote host fails to properly
sanitize the IP addresses of clients using the system before logging
them to a known file. A possible hacker can exploit this flaw to inject
arbitrary PHP code through a Client-IP request header and then execute
that code by requesting 'data/flood.db.php'.

See also :

Solution :

Restrict access to CuteNews' data directory
eg, using a .htaccess

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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