News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

PHP Security Blog:
phpBB exploit in the wild
December 26, 2005 @ 07:10:26

The PHP Security Blog has a new post today with a pointer to the latest phpBB exploit that has been released.

At Halloween 2005 I had disclosed a number of bugs in phpBB, including a remote code execution exploit through the signature_bbcode_uid variable. You will not find this vulnerability in the phpBB security tracker because it is phpBB project's practise to blame their bugs on PHP and/or otherwise downplay them or hide them. Unfortunately there is now a public exploit for this vulnerability, which was released yesterday while most of us were celebrating christmas.

The exploit allows for any kind of remote command to be executed - a very dangerous problem. It's for versions 2..0.17 and below, but they've released version 2.0.18 already - so, if you're running an older codeset, head over and upgrade today.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
phpbb exploit signature_bbcode_uid remote execution phpbb exploit signature_bbcode_uid remote execution


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

SitePoint PHP Blog: A pro-PHP Rant

DeveloperTutorials.com: Scraping Links With PHP

PHP-Security.net: New PHP-CGI Exploit (CVE-2012-1823)

LWN.net: Remote file inclusion vulnerabilities

Jacob Santos' Blog: phpBB is Dead, Long Live FUDForum (or at least SMF)


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


opinion laravel developer list configure framework introduction refactor testing threedevsandamaybe unittest interview podcast code community language release install series wordpress

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework