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Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


In b2evolution 7.2.5, if configured with admins_can_manipulate_sensitive_files, arbitrary file upload is allowed for admins, leading to command execution. NOTE: the vendor's position is that this is "very obviously a feature not an issue and if you don't like that feature it is very obvious how to disable it."

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CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with dangerous type

'Unrestricted file upload with dangerous type' attacks involve an attacker uploading or transferring files of dangerous types to the server. The severity of such an attack depends upon the execution mechanism and the storage location of the uploaded file. Thus, it may range from simple defacement to arbitrary file execution, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published