phpBB XS functions.php file include

phpbbxs-functions-file-include (28879) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

phpBB XS could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the functions.php or the includes/bb_usage_stats.php script using the phpbb_root_path parameter to specify a malicious file from a remote system, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable Web server.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to the phpBBxs Web site for patch information. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Sep 15 2006 - 10:49:02 CDT: SolpotCrew Advisory #10 - phpBB XS (phpbb_root_path) Remote File Include.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Sep 11 2006 - 19:35:44 CDT : AzzCoder => phpBB XS 0.58 Remote File Include.
  • phpBBXS EU Website: phpBBXS.
  • BID-19961: PhpBB XS Functions.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • BID-20046: PhpBB XS BB_Usage_Stats.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-4780: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in includes/functions.php in phpBB XS 0.58 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the phpbb_root_path parameter.
  • CVE-2006-4893: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in bb_usage_stats/includes/bb_usage_stats.php in phpBB XS 0.58 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the phpbb_root_path parameter, a different vector than CVE-2006-4780.
  • OSVDB ID: 28781: phpBB XS includes/functions.php phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 28918: phpBB XS bb_usage_stats.php phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 29283: phpBB XS includes/functions_kb.php phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • OSVDB ID: 30903: maluinfo bb_usage_stats.php phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion
  • SA21841: phpBB XS "phpbb_root_path" File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • SA21970: phpBB XS "phpbb_root_path" File Inclusion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • phpBB phpBB XS 0.58

Reported:

Sep 12, 2006

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