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CVE-2008-5186 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** The set_language_path function in geshi.php in Generic Syntax Highlighter (GeSHi) before 1.0.8.1 might allow remote attackers to conduct file inclusion attacks via crafted inputs that influence the default language path ($path variable). NOTE: this issue has been disputed by a vendor, stating that only a static value is used, so this is not a vulnerability in GeSHi. Separate CVE identifiers would be created for web applications that integrate GeSHi in a way that allows control of the default language path.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=637321 Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/10/8
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32070 Patch
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46271

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.2_beta_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:1.0.7.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:geshi:geshi:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
1.0.8


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5186
NVD Published Date:
11/20/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017