phpBB 'includes/message_parser.php' HTML Injection Vulnerability

2010-11-30T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:100922
Type openvas
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2017-02-17T00:00:00

Description

phpBB is prone to an HTML-injection vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, control how the site is rendered to the user, or launch other attacks.

Versions prior to phpBB 3.0.8 are vulnerable.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: gb_phpbb_45005.nasl 5323 2017-02-17 08:49:23Z teissa $
#
# phpBB 'includes/message_parser.php' HTML Injection Vulnerability
#
# Authors:
# Michael Meyer <michael.meyer@greenbone.net>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

tag_summary = "phpBB is prone to an HTML-injection vulnerability because it fails to
properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code
in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected
site. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, control how the site is rendered to the user, or launch
other attacks.

Versions prior to phpBB 3.0.8 are vulnerable.";

tag_solution = "The vendor has released updates. Please contact the vendor for
details.";

if (description)
{
 script_id(100922);
 script_version("$Revision: 5323 $");
 script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-02-17 09:49:23 +0100 (Fri, 17 Feb 2017) $");
 script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2010-11-30 12:57:59 +0100 (Tue, 30 Nov 2010)");
 script_bugtraq_id(45005);
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"2.6");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
 script_name("phpBB 'includes/message_parser.php' HTML Injection Vulnerability");


 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"remote_banner");
 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
 script_family("Web application abuses");
 script_copyright("This script is Copyright (C) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
 script_dependencies("phpbb_detect.nasl");
 script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
 script_exclude_keys("Settings/disable_cgi_scanning");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45005");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.phpbb.com/");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.phpbb.com/support/documents.php?mode=changelog&version=3#v307-PL1");
 exit(0);
}

include("http_func.inc");
include("http_keepalive.inc");
include("version_func.inc");

port = get_http_port(default:80);
if(!get_port_state(port))exit(0);

if (!can_host_php(port:port)) exit(0);

if(vers = get_version_from_kb(port:port,app:"phpBB")) {

  if(version_is_less(version: vers, test_version: "3.0.8")) {
      security_message(port:port);
      exit(0);
  }

}

exit(0);