Woltlab Burning Board XSS / SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2848


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running Woltlab Burning Board, a web bulletin board written in PHP. This version of Burning Board is vulnerable to a remote Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would typically need to convince a user to browse to a malicious URI. Success exploitation would result in the theft of confidential materials (such as authentication cookies).

This version of Woltlab is also vulnerable to a remote SQL injection
attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed
'email' form query to the 'verify_email()' function. Succesful exploitation
would result in the attacker being able to read or write confidential
data. In some instances, the attacker may be able to execute arbitrary
code on the remote database server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2848

File Name: 2848.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/04/22

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18293, 18251

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 4.1

Temporal Score: 4.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1327, CVE-2005-1285, CVE-2005-1642

BID: 13325, 13353, 13568, 13643