Invision Power Board <= 2.2.2 / 2.3.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4640


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running Invision Board, a CGI suite designed to set up a bulletin board system on the remote web server. This version of Invision Board is vulnerable to several SQL injection attacks due to a lack of parsing on the 'act' and 'name' variables of the index.php script. There is an information disclosure flaw where authentication materials can be retrieved from 'ipb_stronghold' cookies. There is a vulnerability that allows attackers to hijack administrative sessions. There is a denial of service vulnerability due to a lack of parsing to the 'clean_globals()' function. There is a flaw in the 'source/action_admin/languages.php' where an attacker can inject code that is later executed via an 'eval()' function. Finally, there is a flaw in the way that the application handles data sent to the 'INFO[base_url]' parameter of the 'admin.php' script. A remote attacker can invoke arbitrary PHP script code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4640

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/09/02

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.9


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

Reference Information

BID: 30921