VDB-45402 · CVE-2008-5435 · BID 32800

PunBB up to 1.2.21 moderate.php cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in PunBB (Forum Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown function of the file moderate.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. This is going to have an impact on 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. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in moderate.php in PunBB before 1.3.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a topic subject.

The weakness was disclosed 12/09/2008 with PHP (Website). The advisory is available at openwall.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-5435 since 12/11/2008. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading to version 1.0.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 43393, 43392, 45401 and 45400 are pretty similar.




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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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PunBB 1.0.1


11/26/2008 🔍
12/09/2008 +13 days 🔍
12/11/2008 +2 days 🔍
12/11/2008 +0 days 🔍
12/13/2008 +2 days 🔍
03/17/2015 +2284 days 🔍
10/22/2018 +1315 days 🔍


Advisory: openwall.com
Organization: PHP
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2008-5435 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 32800 - PunBB 'moderate.php' Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
OSVDB: 50680 - PunBB moderate.php Topic Subject XSS

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 10/22/2018 06:56 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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