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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Phorum 3.4 through 3.4.2 allows remote attackers to obtain the full path of the web server via an incorrect HTTP request to (1) smileys.php, (2) quick_listrss.php, (3) purge.php, (4) news.php, (5) memberlist.php, (6) forum_listrss.php, (7) forum_list_rdf.php, (8) forum_list.php, or (9) move.php, which leaks the information in an error message.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published