phpBB < 2.0.13 Cookie Authentication Bypass

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2658

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for the bypassing of authentication.

Description

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 bypass the login process. Specifically, a malformed cookie, when processed by phpBB, will always result in a 'true' value.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.13 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2658

File Name: 2658.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/02/28

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0614

BID: 12678

OSVDB: 14242