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Advanced Electron Forum PHP Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-09-22    Last Update:  2008-11-19    Views:  11,724

Secunia Advisory SA31978

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


James Bercegay has discovered some vulnerabilities in Advanced Electron Forum (AEF), which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to insecure calls of "preg_replace()" with the "e" modifier. These can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary PHP code e.g. via the "email" tag when posting to the forum.

The vulnerabilities have been confirmed in version 1.0.6. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.0.7.

Provided and/or discovered by:
James Bercegay, GulfTech Security Research Team

Original Advisory:
Advanced Electron Forum:
http://www.anelectron.com/board/index.php?tid=3282

GulfTech:
http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00131-09202008

Deep Links:
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