Local File Inclusion Vulnerability in ArticleFR


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Local File Inclusion Vulnerability in ArticleFR
Affected Software: ArticleFR
Affected Versions: 3.0.5 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: http://freereprintables.com/
Vulnerability Type: Local File Inclusion
Severity: Critical
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-004


By exploiting a Local File Inclusion vulnerability the attacker can gather usernames via an “/etc/passwd” file and more.

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for LFI in ArticleFR:


For more information on local file inclusion vulnerabilities read the section Local file inclusion (LFI).

Advisory Timeline

22/07/20123/01/2015 – First Contact
30/01/2015 – Second Contact
17/02/2015 – Third Contact
03/03/2015 – No answer, advisory released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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