FreeBSD : phpbb -- arbitrary command execution and other vulnerabilities (e3cf89f0-53da-11d9-92b7-ceadd4ac2edd)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The ChangeLog for phpBB 2.0.11 states :

Changes since 2.0.10

- Fixed vulnerability in highlighting code (very high severity, please
update your installation as soon as possible)

- Fixed unsetting global vars - Matt Kavanagh

- Fixed XSS vulnerability in username handling - AnthraX101

- Fixed not confirmed sql injection in username handling - warmth

- Added check for empty topic id in topic_review function

- Added visual confirmation mod to code base

Additionally, a US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert reports :

phpBB contains an user input validation problem with regard to the
parsing of the URL. An intruder can deface a phpBB website, execute
arbitrary commands, or gain administrative privileges on a compromised
bulletin board.

See also :

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=74106
http://www.nessus.org/u?6894b814
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documents.php?mode=changelog
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110029415208724
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110079436714518
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=240636
http://www.nessus.org/u?fe6920a5

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: 19146 (freebsd_pkg_e3cf89f053da11d992b7ceadd4ac2edd.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1315

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