PBLang PHP command execution

pblang-php-command-execution (22187) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


PBLang could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code caused by a vulnerability in the file that is created when a new user registers. A file without an extension is created in the /db/members directory. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted GET request containing a location value to cause arbitrary PHP code to be executed in the new user's file.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 22:42:06 CDT: PBLang 4.65 (possibly prior versions) remote code execution.
  • PBLang Web site: PHP coded Boardsystem.
  • CVE-2005-2893: Direct static code injection vulnerability in setcookie.php in PBLang 4.65, and possibly earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via the username (u parameter), which is directly injected into a file that is later executed upon login.
  • OSVDB ID: 19270: PBLang New User Creation Location Field Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA16711: PBLang Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1014861: PBLang Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Commands via `/db/members` Files and View Files on the System Using `setcookie.php`

Platforms Affected:

  • Dr. Martinus PBLang 4.65


Sep 06, 2005

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