CVE-2004-1315

HIGH

Description

viewtopic.php in phpBB 2.x before 2.0.11 improperly URL decodes the highlight parameter when extracting words and phrases to highlight, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code by double-encoding the highlight value so that special characters are inserted into the result, which is then processed by PHP exec, as exploited by the Santy.A worm.

References

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110029415208724&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110365752909029&w=2

http://marc.info/?t=110079440800004&r=1&w=2

http://secunia.com/advisories/13239/

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/497400

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=240513

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/385208

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10701

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-356A.html

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/18052

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200411-32

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2004-11-12

Updated: 2017-07-11

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH