VDB-83026 · SA17366 · OSVDB 20388

phpBB login.php forward_page cross site scriting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in phpBB (Forum Software) (the affected version is unknown). This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the file login.php. The manipulation of the argument forward_page with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-80. As an impact it is known to affect 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 bug was discovered 08/14/2005. The weakness was released 10/31/2005 by Stefan Esser (Website). The advisory is available at hardened-php.net. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. Required for exploitation is a single 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.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 78 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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 vulnerability database at Secunia (SA17366). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 26766, 26765, 26764 and 26763.




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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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10/31/2005 +78 days 🔍
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04/28/2016 +3831 days 🔍
11/02/2018 +918 days 🔍


Product: https://www.phpbb.com/

Advisory: hardened-php.net
Researcher: Stefan Esser
Status: Not defined
Secunia: 17366 - phpBB Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 20388 - phpBB login.php forward_page Parameter XSS

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Created: 04/28/2016 05:19 PM
Updated: 11/02/2018 08:14 AM
Changes: (3) advisory_url source_secunia source_secunia_date
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