[Full-Disclosure] : [SCAN Associates Security Advisory] vbulletin 3.0.6 and below php code injection

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-02-22T00:00:00


Summary: vbulletin 3.0.6 and below php code injection


vBulletin is a powerful, scalable and fully customizable forums package for your web site. It has been written using the Web's quickest-growing scripting language; PHP, and is complimented with a highly efficient and ultra fast back-end database engine built using MySQL.


User may inject php code using "nested variable" into template name when "Add Template Name in HTML Comments" is enable. This option is not enable by default and is not recomended by vbulletin for production environment. The problem occur when user may supply partial template name through misc.php.


Disable "Add Template Name in HTML Comments" option.

Proof of concept


Vendor Response

17th February 2005 - Vulnerability found 18th February 2005 - vbulletin developer informed 19th February 2005 - vbulletin developer confirmed 20th February 2005 - Fix Available from vbulletin team

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