PT-2014-77: Local File Inclusion in Kasseler CMS

Vulnerable software

Kasseler CMS

Version: r1190 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Local File Inclusion
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 7.5
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Kasseler CMS is a web content management system.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Local File Inclusion vulnerability in Kasseler CMS.

Insufficient validation of user input in the \search\index.php script allows remote attackers to include files located on the attacked server and thus execute a PHP code. It may result in sensitive data disclosure, obtaining of application source code, configuration files, server compromising, etc.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version.

Advisory status

11.12.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
25.12.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
29.12.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by using Positive Technologies Application Inspector, the application security testing system


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