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phpBB File Upload Script Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for file upload script vulnerability in phpBB

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that permits arbitrary file
uploads.

Description :

The installed version of phpBB on the remote host includes a file
upload script intended as a way for users to upload files that they
can then link to in their posts. The script, however, does not
require authentication, makes only a limited check of upload file
types, and stores uploads in a known location. As a result, an
attacker can upload arbitrary scripts to the remote host and execute
them with the permissions of the web server user.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-04/0116.html

Solution :

Uninstall the file upload script from phpBB.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13084

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

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