vBulletin 'widget_php' Command Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 130168


A bulletin board system running on the remote web server has a command execution vulnerability.


The version of vBulletin running on the remote host is affected by an input-validation flaw in the 'widgetConfig' parameter to the script 'ajax/render/widget_php' that allows command execution.


Upgrade to vBulletin 5.5.4 P1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130168

File Name: vbulletin_widget_php_cmd_exec.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/10/23

Updated: 2019/12/17

Dependencies: 17282

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16759

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vbulletin:vbulletin

Required KB Items: www/vBulletin

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/09/23

Exploitable With


Metasploit (vBulletin widgetConfig RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16759