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CAPEC-252: PHP Local File Inclusion

Attack Pattern ID: 252
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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+ Description
The attacker loads and executes an arbitrary local PHP file on a target machine. The attacker could use this to try to load old versions of PHP files that have known vulnerabilities, to load PHP files that the attacker placed on the local machine during a prior attack, or to otherwise change the functionality of the targeted application in unexpected ways.
+ Typical Severity

Medium

+ Relationships

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+ Relevant to the view "Mechanisms of Attack" (CAPEC-1000)
NatureTypeIDName
ChildOfStandard Attack PatternStandard Attack Pattern - A standard level attack pattern in CAPEC is focused on a specific methodology or technique used in an attack. It is often seen as a singular piece of a fully executed attack. A standard attack pattern is meant to provide sufficient details to understand the specific technique and how it attempts to accomplish a desired goal. A standard level attack pattern is a specific type of a more abstract meta level attack pattern.251Local Code Inclusion
+ Prerequisites
The targeted PHP application must have a bug that allows an attacker to control which code file is loaded at some juncture.
+ Resources Required
The attacker needs to have enough access to the target application to control the identity of a locally included PHP file.
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2014-06-23CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation

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