Simple Machines Forum < 1.0.7 Code Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3198


The remote host is vulnerable to a Script Injection attack.


The remote host is running the Simple Machines Forum (SMF), a web forum. This version of SMF is vulnerable to a remote code injection flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target web server. In addition, the remote host is vulnerable to an HTML injection attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would create a post that included malicious script code. The attacker would then wait for a vulnerable user to peruse the page. Successful exploitation would result in malicious code executing within the user browser.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3198

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/08/31

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:simple_machines:simple_machines_forum

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2817, CVE-2006-0896

BID: 16841, 14706