VDB-32705 · CVE-2006-5235 · ADV-2006-3923

Dimension of phpBB up to 0.2.6 phpbb_root_path file inclusion

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A vulnerability was found in Dimension of phpBB up to 0.2.6 (Forum Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation of the argument phpbb_root_path with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-73. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in includes/functions_kb.php in Dimension of phpBB 0.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the phpbb_root_path parameter. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained from third party information.

The weakness was published 10/10/2006 (Website). The advisory is shared at vupen.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2006-5235 since 10/10/2006. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.




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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Advisory: vupen.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-5235 (🔍)
Vupen: ADV-2006-3923


Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 10/02/2017 10:48 AM
Changes: (2) source_cve_assigned source_vupen
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