Secunia Research: SyndeoCMS Six Local File Inclusion Vulnerabilities

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                     Secunia Research 20/04/2012

       - SyndeoCMS Six Local File Inclusion Vulnerabilities -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* SyndeoCMS 3.0.00

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately Critical
Impact: System Compromise
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"A Content Management System (CMS) for primary schools, which helps 
you manage and maintain your website. It can also be a very usefull 
CMS for small companies or non profit organizations. It is Open Source 
Software (that means free to use), licensed under the General Public 
license. Syndeocms is my continuation of Site@School 2.4.10."

Product Link:
http://www.syndeocms.org/

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4) Description of Vulnerabilities

Secunia Research has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in SyndeoCMS, 
which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise a vulnerable 
system.

Input passed via the "header[1]", "section[1]", "status[1]", "menu[1]",
"content[0]", and "footer[1]" POST parameters to starnet/index.php 
(when editing the options within the "Template Editor" module) is not 
properly verified before being used to include files in application 
sections using the "Template" module. This can be exploited to include 
arbitrary files from local resources through path traversal attacks 
and e.g. execute arbitrary code when e.g. a specific application 
section is visited.

Successful exploitation requires access rights to the "Template" module 
and a web site section using the "Template" module (e.g. protected area 
in default configuration).

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5) Solution

Update to version 3.0.01.

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6) Time Table

04/08/2011 - Requested security contact.
04/08/2011 - Vendor provides security contact.
06/08/2011 - Vendor notified.
23/09/2011 - Vendor releases version 3.0.
01/10/2011 - Vendor notified of incomplete fixes and
             additional vulnerabilities.
24/11/2011 - Additional details provided to the vendor.
13/12/2011 - Requested status update.
29/12/2011 - Requested status update.
15/01/2012 - Vendor releases version 3.0.01.
20/04/2012 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not 
currently assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerabilities.

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
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