PHP TopTree BBS up to 2.0.1a tpl_message.php right_file file inclusion

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A vulnerability was found in PHP TopTree BBS up to 2.0.1a (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file templates/default/tpl_message.php. The manipulation of the argument right_file with an unknown input leads to a file inclusion vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-73. The product allows user input to control or influence paths or file names that are used in filesystem operations. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in templates/default/tpl_message.php in PHP TopTree BBS 2.0.1a and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the right_file parameter.

The weakness was released 05/04/2007 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2007-2544 since 05/08/2007. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by kezzap66345 and been published even before and not after the advisory. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:templates/default/tpl_message.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (34107) and Exploit-DB (3854).






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Class: File inclusion
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: kezzap66345
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Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2007-2544 (🔍)
X-Force: 34107
SecurityFocus: 23867 - PHP TopTree BBS TPL_Message.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
Secunia: 25175 - PHP TopTree BBS "right_file" File Inclusion Vulnerability, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 35787 - PHP TopTree BBS templates/default/tpl_message.php right_file Parameter Remote File Inclusion
Vupen: ADV-2007-1673

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Created: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 08/11/2017 04:29 AM
Changes: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM (53), 08/11/2017 04:29 AM (18)
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