Invision Power Board up to 4.1.12 on PHP5 content.php content_class privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Invision Power Board up to 4.1.12 on PHP5 (Forum Software). This affects an unknown function of the file applications/core/modules/front/system/content.php. The manipulation of the argument content_class with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 07/12/2016 by Egidio Romano (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-6174 since 07/06/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is shared for download at By approaching the search of inurl:applications/core/modules/front/system/content.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93685 (macOS < 10.12 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context combined.

Upgrading to version 4.1.13 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (93685) and Exploit-DB (40084). Similar entries are available at 91991, 92000, 92001 and 92018.





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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 93685
Nessus Name: macOS < 10.12 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 September-2016
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D2Sec: IPS Community Suite RCE

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Upgrade: Invision Power Board 4.1.13


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Advisory: 137804
Researcher: Egidio Romano
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-6174 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 91732 - IPS Community Suite CVE-2016-6174 PHP Code Injection Vulnerability

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Created: 07/13/2016 10:47 AM
Updated: 09/02/2022 03:16 PM
Changes: 07/13/2016 10:47 AM (57), 02/23/2019 08:41 AM (29), 09/02/2022 03:16 PM (3)
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