FreeBSD : phpBB IP address spoofing (cfe17ca6-6858-4805-ba1d-a60a61ec9b4d)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36912


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


The common.php script always trusts the `X-Forwarded-For' header in the client's HTTP request. A remote user could forge this header in order to bypass any IP address access control lists (ACLs).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36912

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cfe17ca668584805ba1da60a61ec9b4d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/18