phpBB < 2.0.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3163


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of phpBB that fails to sanitize BBCode '[IMG]' tags. This can enable an attacker to cause arbitrary HTML and script code to be executed in a user's browser within the context of the affected site. There is also a flaw in the way that phpBB deregisters its global variables. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to inject and execute PHP code, execute SQL Injection attacks, and more.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3163

File Name: 3163.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/08/16

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.3


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpbb_group:phpbb

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3537, CVE-2005-3415, CVE-2005-3416, CVE-2005-3417, CVE-2005-3418, CVE-2005-3419, CVE-2005-3536, CVE-2006-1895, CVE-2005-3420

BID: 14555, 15243, 15246, 16088, 16508, 16509, 17573, 21416