Extreme PHPBB functions.php file include

extremephpbb-functions-file-include (32685) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Extreme PHPBB could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the functions.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.


Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Extreme PHPBB, available to registered users from the Extreme PHPBB Web site. See References.


  • ExtremephpBB Web site: ExtremephpBB Index page.
  • SourceForge.net: Files: Extreme PHPBB.
  • BID-22708: Extreme PHPBB PHPBB_Root_Path Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-1105: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in functions.php in Extreme phpBB (aka phpBB Extreme) 3.0.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the phpbb_root_path parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 36957: Extreme phpBB functions.php phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Inclusion

Platforms Affected:

  • Extreme PHPBB Extreme PHPBB 3.0.1


Feb 24, 2007

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