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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-03 ] phpBB: Arbitrary command execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: phpBB: Arbitrary command execution (GLSA 200507-03)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 04, 2005
Updated: September 03, 2005
Bug(s): #97278
ID: 200507-03

Synopsis

A vulnerability in phpBB allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.

Background

phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.

Affected Packages

Package: www-apps/phpBB
Vulnerable: < 2.0.16
Unaffected: >= 2.0.16
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ron van Daal discovered that phpBB contains a vulnerability in the highlighting code.

Impact

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.

Workaround

Please follow the instructions given in the phpBB announcement.

Resolution

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.

References

CAN-2005-2086
phpBB Announcement


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