Whitepaper explaining how PHPInfo can be used to assist with the exploitation of LFI vulnerabilities on PHP when combined with the file. [WEB SECURITY] Insomnia: Whitepaper – LFI With PHPInfo Assistance. MustLive mustlive at Fri Sep 30 EDT. Hello All, This paper explains a way to lead code execution using LFI with PHPINFO.

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Security through obscurity isn’t a valid means of protecting servers but, conversely, there’s no point in telling the “bad guys” which xssistance version of a piece of software you’re running. On this web application the vulnerability exists on the index. This is also included in the PHP documentation; http: They need to work for their exploits.

The question should be: Typically this is done as System Administrators do not appreciate telling the assistqnce world the versions of software that they are running. If your site got php sessions phpsessid, etc.

If you are not familiar with File Descriptors, here is an introduction. Why it is interessant? As shown, we were able to load the PHPInfo file, meaning that our code was executed.

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Log Poisoning is a common technique used to gain a reverse shell from a LFI vulnerability. Email required Address never made public. Or is this just an overzealous precaution? You’re on an IT Security site. Is phpinfo a real threat?

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This file hosts pypinfo initial environment of the Apache process. The principe of the null byte is that it is an line terminator char. Assisgance making multiple upload posts to the PHPInfo script, and carefully controlling the reads, it is possible to retrieve the name of the temporary file and make a request to the LFI script specifying the temporary file name. Is there a good reason to turn off phpinfo? That means that we can include a file that is outside of the web directory if we got rightsand execute PHP code.

About the author The blog is made by Rioru Zheoske, you can contact me at rioru[at]seraphicsquad. It was filed under Local file inclusionWeb Hacking. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Security through obscurity is by no means a main defense to secure your systems.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He also notes that the upload file will be stored in the tmp location, until the requested PHP page is fully processed. For authorized users, the info from phpinfo should be easily attainable from other sources. I suggest you to surf a little before trying to include the phpsessid, touch at everything, modify options, etc.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Many times, when developing web application software, it is required to access internal or external resources from several points of the application.

Yet, it is aith having a look to the most common log files.

Note that the User-Agent Header has been modified. In the paper, Gynvael Coldwind, includes a method of exploiting this behaviour on Windows systems wwith the use of the FindFirstFile quirk.


In a nutshell, when a process is created and has an open file handler then a file descriptor will point to that requested file.

LFI With PHPInfo Assistance

An application is vulnerable every time assjstance developer uses the include functions, with an input provided by a user, without validating it. If we control the contents of a file available on the vulnerable web application, we could insert PHP code and load the file over the LFI vulnerability to execute our code.

Those are scenarios we encounter daily on Web Applications. On the scenario set before we can imagine that the code responsible for the language choice looks like this:. There are several techniques to achieve this. Sign up using Facebook. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: An attacker could easily exploit such a mistake.

This script will be used to include the file uploaded through the PHPInfo script. The data stored in phpsessid should be everything like a name at a register, an option you choose. This doesn’t mean aassistance won’t try, but they will need to try a lot harder. The null byte technique. There is no valid check to confirm that the input provided is indeed a language name and not a different file.