GLSA-200507-03 : phpBB: Arbitrary command execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-03
(phpBB: Arbitrary command execution)

Ron van Daal discovered that phpBB contains a vulnerability in the
highlighting code.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would grant an attacker unrestricted access to
the PHP exec() or system() functions, allowing the execution of
arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.

Workaround :

Please follow the instructions given in the phpBB announcement.

See also :

Solution :

The phpBB package is no longer supported by Gentoo Linux and has been
masked in the Portage repository, no further announcements will be
issued regarding phpBB updates. Users who wish to continue using phpBB
are advised to monitor and refer to for more information.
To continue using the Gentoo-provided phpBB package, please refer to
the Portage documentation on unmasking packages and upgrade to 2.0.16.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18607 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2086

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