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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PostNuke PNphpBB2 phpbb_root_path Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to read a file with PNphpBB2 Module

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to a remote
file include vulnerability.

Description :

The installation of PostNuke on the remote host includes a version of
the PNphpBB2 module that fails to sanitize input to the
'phpbb_root_path' parameter of the 'includes/functions_admin.php'
script before using it in a PHP 'include_once()' function. Provided
PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an unauthenticated
attacker may be able to exploit this issue to view arbitrary files or
to execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party hosts.

See also :

http://forums.postnuke.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=41948
http://www.pnphpbb.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=5606

Solution :

Upgrade to PNphpBB2 version 1.2h rc3 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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