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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in PunBB < 1.2.8
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains two PHP scripts that may permit arbitrary
code execution, local file disclosure, and cross-site scripting attacks.
According to its banner, the version of PunBB installed on the remote
host suffers from several flaws.
- A File Include Vulnerability
The application fails to validate the 'language'
parameter when a user updates his profile and uses that
throughout the application to require PHP code in order
to display messages. A possible hacker with an account on the
affected application may be able to exploit this issue
to read arbitrary and even to execute local files with
arbitrary PHP code subject to the rights of the web
server user id.
- A Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
The application also does not sanitize input passed to
the 'email' parameter of the 'login.php' script when
requesting a new password, which permits cross-site
scripting attacks such as theft of authentication
See also :
Upgrade to PunBB 1.2.8 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3
Networks Security ID: 14900, 14904
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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