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phpBB: Arbitrary command execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-03 / phpBB
Release Date July 04, 2005
Latest Revision September 03, 2005: 03
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpBB < 2.0.16 >= 2.0.16 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #97278

Synopsis

A vulnerability in phpBB allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.

2.  Impact Information

Background

phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.

Description

Ron van Daal discovered that phpBB contains a vulnerability in the highlighting code.

Impact

Successful exploitation would grant an attacker unrestricted access to the PHP exec() or system() functions, allowing the execution of arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

Please follow the instructions given in the phpBB announcement.

Resolution

The phpBB package is no longer supported by Gentoo Linux and has been masked in the Portage repository, no further announcements will be issued regarding phpBB updates. Users who wish to continue using phpBB are advised to monitor and refer to www.phpbb.com for more information.

To continue using the Gentoo-provided phpBB package, please refer to the Portage documentation on unmasking packages and upgrade to 2.0.16.

4.  References



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