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Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:16:48 -0300
From: WHK Yan <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>
	Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: Re: [Full-disclosure] File Disclosure in
 SimpleMachines Forum <= 2.0.3

The type and range of user defined smf, a co-manager can be created by an
administrator setting custom permissions, does not mean it comes by default.
Anyway in some groups smf computer security using caution and have had this in
our case was a very dangerous.

2013/1/8 Kurt Seifried <>

> Hash: SHA1
> On 01/08/2013 06:36 AM, WHK Yan wrote:
> > The flaw is not exploitable without privileges. On some occasions
> > there are forums where there are co-admistrators which have
> > privileges to view the error log but not to modify code or at least
> > read the mysql connection.
> So is a trust/security boundary crossed here? Can you please confirm
> that the co-admistrator (or anyone) is not supposed to be able to read
> arbitrary files accessible to the web server, and that this attack
> does indeed allow that? Thanks.
> Removing from CC due to reply spam.
> - --
> Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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