phpBB: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200505-10 / phpBB
||May 14, 2005
||May 14, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
phpBB is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could allow
arbitrary scripting code execution.
phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.
phpBB is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to
improper sanitization of user supplied input. Coupled with poor
validation of BBCode URLs which may be included in a forum post, an
unsuspecting user may follow a posted link triggering the
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could cause arbitrary
scripting code to be executed in the browser of a user.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All phpBB users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpBB-2.0.15"