phpBB: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2005-05-14T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200505-10
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2005-05-14T00:00:00

Description

Background

phpBB is an Open Source bulletin board package.

Description

phpBB is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to improper sanitization of user supplied input. Coupled with poor validation of BBCode URLs which may be included in a forum post, an unsuspecting user may follow a posted link triggering the vulnerability.

Impact

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed in the browser of a user.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All phpBB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 emerge --sync
 emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpBB-2.0.15"