GLSA-201701-25 : phpBB: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96419


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-25 (phpBB: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpBB. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to change settings, inject arbitrary web script or HTML, or conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo Security support has been discontinued due to phpBB being dropped to unstable. As such, we recommend that users unmerge phpBB:
# emerge --unmerge 'www-apps/phpBB' NOTE: Users could alternatively upgrade to “>=www-apps/phpBB-3.1.10”, however, these packages are not currently marked stable.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96419

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/12

Modified: 2017/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:phpBB, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1431, CVE-2015-1432

GLSA: 201701-25