phpBB: Arbitrary command execution
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200507-03 / phpBB
||July 04, 2005
||September 03, 2005: 03
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in phpBB allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
commands with the rights of the web server.
phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.
Ron van Daal discovered that phpBB contains a vulnerability in the
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.
Please follow the instructions given in the phpBB announcement.
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.