PunBB up to 1.2.19 userlist.php cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in PunBB up to 1.2.19 (Forum Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part of the file userlist.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. Impacted is integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in userlist.php in PunBB before 1.2.20 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the p parameter.

The weakness was released 09/10/2008 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-3968 since 09/09/2008. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com.

Upgrading to version 1.1.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (45046).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PunBB 1.1.4


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03/17/2015 +2379 days 🔍
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Advisory: openwall.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-3968 (🔍)
X-Force: 45046 - PunBB userlist.php cross-site scripting
SecurityFocus: 31082 - PunBB 'p' Parameter Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 10/08/2018 08:01 AM
Changes: (3) exploit_url source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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