phpBB < 2.0.12 Path Disclosure / Unauthorized unlink() Function Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2641


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running phpBB, a web-based forum application written in PHP. There is a flaw in this version of phpBB that will allow a remote attacker to disclose paths. This sort of information may be useful for further attacks.
There is another flaw within the usercp_avatar.php script that would allow a remote user to pass arbitrary files to the unlink() function. The unlink() function deletes files. A successful attack would delete arbitrary files on the web server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2641

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/02/22

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpbb_group:phpbb

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0259

BID: 12621, 12623, 12618