GLSA-200505-10 : phpBB: XSS Vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18269
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-10 (phpBB: XSS Vulnerability)
phpBB is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. Coupled with poor validation of BBCode URLs which may be included in a forum post, an unsuspecting user may follow a posted link triggering the vulnerability.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed in the browser of a user.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
SolutionAll phpBB users should upgrade to the latest version:
emerge --sync emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/phpBB-2.0.15'