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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in PunBB < 1.2.7
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains several PHP scripts that are prone to
SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks.
The version of PunBB installed on the remote host suffers from several
- Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
The application fails to adequately sanitize user-
supplied input to the 'search_id' parameter of the
'search' script as well as an unspecified parameter
in one of the admin scripts before using it in SQL
queries. The first issue can be successfully exploited
without authentication but does require that PHP's
'register_globals' setting be enabled while the
second requires a possible hacker first authenticate as an
admin or moderator.
- A Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
The application also does not sufficiently sanitize
input passed in 'url' BBcode tags before using it
in a post, which permits cross-site scripting
attacks such as theft of authentication cookies.
See also :
Upgrade to PunBB 1.2.7 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
Networks Security ID: 14806, 14808
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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