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PHPNews auth.php Remote File Include Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detects remote file include vulnerability in auth.php in PHPNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that suffers from a remote
file include vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running PHPNews, an open-source news application
written in PHP.

The installed version of PHPNews has a remote file include
vulnerability in the script 'auth.php'. By leveraging this flaw, a
attacker can cause arbitrary PHP code to be executed on the remote
host using the permissions of the web server user.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to PHPNews 1.2.5 or greater or make sure PHP's
'register_globals' and 'allow_url_fopen' settings are disabled.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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