MyBB up to 1.10 forumdisplay.php sortby code injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in MyBB (Content Management System). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the file forumdisplay.php. The manipulation of the argument sortby with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 01/22/2008 by Janek Vind with waraxe (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-0382. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

By approaching the search of inurl:forumdisplay.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 29996 (MyBB forumdisplay.php 'sortby' Parameter Arbitrary PHP Code Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

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 (39738), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17429) and Tenable (29996). The entry 40655 is related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 29996
Nessus Name: MyBB forumdisplay.php 'sortby' Parameter Arbitrary PHP Code Execution
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Researcher: Janek Vind
Organization: waraxe
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-0382 (🔍)
X-Force: 39738
Vulnerability Center: 17429 - MyBB < 1.2.11 forumdisplay.php and search.php Scripts Allow Remote Code Execution, High
SecurityFocus: 27322 - MyBB Multiple Remote PHP Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 07/30/2021 05:51 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM (55), 04/30/2019 09:31 AM (11), 07/30/2021 05:44 PM (4), 07/30/2021 05:51 PM (1)
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