phpBB viewtopic.php highlight Parameter SQL Injection (ESMARKCONANT)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15780


A remote web application is vulnerable to SQL injection.


The remote host is running phpBB. There is a flaw in the remote software that could allow anyone to inject arbitrary SQL commands in the login form. An attacker could exploit this flaw to bypass the authentication of the remote host or execute arbitrary SQL statements against the remote database.

ESMARKCONANT is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15780

File Name: phpbb_login_form_sql.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2004/11/22

Updated: 2018/07/24

Dependencies: 15779

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpbb_group:phpbb

Required KB Items: www/phpBB

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/12

Exploitable With

Metasploit (phpBB viewtopic.php Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1315

BID: 11716

CERT: 497400

EDB-ID: 647