MyBB 1.4/1.6 - Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

2011-04-04T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:35559
Type exploitdb
Reporter MustLive
Modified 2011-04-04T00:00:00

Description

MyBB 1.4/1.6 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities. Webapps exploit for php platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/47131/info

MyBB is prone to multiple security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include a username-enumeration weakness, an XML-injection vulnerability, and a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Exploiting these issues may allow attackers to discern valid usernames, which may aid them in brute-force password cracking or other attacks. Attacker-supplied XML and script code would run in the context of the affected browser, potentially allowing the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials or to control how the site is rendered to the user.

Versions prior to 1.6.2 and 1.4.15 are vulnerable. 

XML-injection:
http://www.example.com/xmlhttp.php?action=username_exists&value=%3Cxml/%3E

XSS:
http://www.example.com/xmlhttp.php?action=username_exists&value=%3Cdiv%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E%3C/div%3E