FreeBSD : phpbb -- remote PHP code execution vulnerability (4afacca1-eb9d-11d9-a8bd-000cf18bbe54)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

FrSIRT Advisory reports :

A vulnerability was identified in phpBB, which may be exploited by
attackers to compromise a vulnerable web server. This flaw is due to
an input validation error in the 'viewtopic.php' script that does not
properly filter the 'highlight' parameter before calling the
'preg_replace()' function, which may be exploited by remote attackers
to execute arbitrary PHP commands with the privileges of the web
server.

See also :

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2005/0904
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=302011
http://www.nessus.org/u?f7af8881

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18928 (freebsd_pkg_4afacca1eb9d11d9a8bd000cf18bbe54.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2086

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