phpBB < 2.0.17 Nested BBCode URL Tags XSS

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3051

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack.

Description

According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of phpBB that fails to sanitize BBCode containing nested URL tags, which enables attackers to cause arbitrary HTML and script code to be executed in a user's browser within the context of the affected site.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.17 or higher.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/404300/30/0/threaded

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 3051

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/07/06

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18626

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 3

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpbb_group:phpbb

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2161

BID: 14151