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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in PBLang BBS <= 4.65
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that suffers from
According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of
PBLang BBS, a bulletin board system written in PHP, that suffers from
the following vulnerabilities:
- HTML Injection Vulnerability in pmpshow.php.
A possible hacker can inject arbitrary HTML and script into the
body of PMs sent to users permiting for theft of
authentication cookies or misrepresentation of the site.
- Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in search.php.
If a possible hacker can trick a user into following a specially
crafted link to search.php from an affected version of
PBLang, he can inject arbitrary script into the user's
browser to, say, steal authentication cookies.
- Remote PHP Script Injection Vulnerability in ucp.php.
PBLang permits a user to enter a PHP script into his/her
profile values, to be executed with the permissions of
the web server user whenever the user logs in.
- Directory Traversal Vulnerability in sendpm.php.
A logged-in user can read arbitrary files, subject to
permissions of the web server user, by passing full
pathnames through the 'orig' parameter when calling
- Arbitrary Personal Message Deletion Vulnerability in delpm.php.
A logged-in user can delete anyone's personal messages by
passing a PM id through the 'id' parameter and a username
through the 'a' parameter when calling delpm.php.
See also :
Upgrade to PBLang 4.66z or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
Networks Security ID: 12631, 12633, 12666, 12690, 12694
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tenable Network Security
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