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

High Nessus Plugin ID 18928


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


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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18928

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4afacca1eb9d11d9a8bd000cf18bbe54.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:phpbb, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/28

Exploitable With


Metasploit (phpBB viewtopic.php Arbitrary Code Execution)

Elliot (Phpbb RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2086