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|Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:50 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-03 ] phpBB: Arbitrary command execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: phpBB: Arbitrary command execution (GLSA 200507-03)
Date: July 04, 2005
Updated: September 03, 2005
A vulnerability in phpBB allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.
phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.
Vulnerable: < 2.0.16
Unaffected: >= 2.0.16
Architectures: All supported architectures
Ron van Daal discovered that phpBB contains a vulnerability in the highlighting code.
Successful exploitation would grant an attacker unrestricted access to the PHP exec() or system() functions, allowing the execution of arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.
Please follow the instructions given in the phpBB announcement.
The phpBB package is no longer supported by Gentoo Linux and has been masked in the Portage repository, no further announcements will be issued regarding phpBB updates. Users who wish to continue using phpBB are advised to monitor and refer to www.phpbb.com for more information. To continue using the Gentoo-provided phpBB package, please refer to the Portage documentation on unmasking packages and upgrade to 2.0.16.
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