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phpBB <= 2.0.17 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in phpBB <= 2.0.17

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of phpBB that, if using PHP 5
with 'register_globals' enabled, fails to properly deregister global
variables as well as to initialize several variables in various
scripts. A possible hacker may be able to exploit these issues to execute
arbitrary code or to conduct SQL injection and cross-site scripting
attacks.

See also :

http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_172005.75.html
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=336756

Solution :

Upgrade to phpBB version 2.0.18 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 15243, 15246

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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