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phpBB Activity Mod Plus Module "phpbb_root_path" File Inclusion

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Release Date:  2006-05-30    Last Update:  2006-06-07    Views:  12,750

Secunia Advisory SA20354

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Mustafa Can Bjorn has reported a vulnerability in the Activity Mod Plus module for phpBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "phpbb_root_path" parameter in "language/lang_english/lang_activity.php" isn't properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources.

The "lang_activity_char.php" script is reportedly also affected.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.


Solution:
Apply code changes as instructed by the vendor.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mustafa Can Bjorn

Original Advisory:
http://www.nukedx.com/?viewdoc=38

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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