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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2007-4861

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

SAXON 5.4, with display_errors enabled, allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via (1) a direct request for news.php, (2) an invalid use of a newsid array parameter to admin/edit-item.php, and possibly unspecified vectors related to additional scripts in (3) admin/, (4) rss/, and (5) the root directory of the installation, which reveal the path in various error messages.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published