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CVE-2008-1059 Scanner

Detects 'Remote File Inclusion (RFI)' vulnerability in Sniplets plugin for WordPress affects v. 1.1.2 and 1.2.2.


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Single Scan

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Estimated Time

10 sec

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The Sniplets plugin for WordPress is a popular tool used by website developers to easily add code snippets, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, to their websites. This plugin allows developers to quickly add functionality to their design, without having to manually insert code into multiple pages on their website. The Sniplets plugin can be found on numerous WordPress installations as it has been around for many years and is trusted by developers.

However, in March 2008, a major vulnerability was detected in this plugin. The CVE-2008-1059 vulnerability allows attackers to remotely execute arbitrary PHP code, by exploiting a PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in the modules/syntax_highlight.php file. By sending a malformed URL containing malicious code, attackers can execute their own code on the server running the affected plugin version and potentially take over the entire website.

If the vulnerability is exploited, the consequences can be disastrous for a website. Attackers can take control of the server running the affected plugin, elevate their privileges, and gain access to sensitive data, such as customer information or financial data. They can also install malware, ransomware, or other malicious software on the server and use it to perform illegal activities.

In conclusion, security is of paramount importance in today's digital world. Vulnerabilities such as the CVE-2008-1059 can pose a significant risk to website owners and their customers if not addressed promptly. By using the pro features of, individuals can quickly and easily assess their digital assets for vulnerabilities and receive actionable insights to protect their website and their reputation. With the right security measures in place, website owners can protect their websites from potential threats and ensure their visitors can use their website safely.



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