20386 : phpBB GPC Variable Set register_globals Bypass
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phpBB contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to bypass the globals deregistration code. The issue is triggered due to an error where global variables defined by the user are not properly unset. It is possible that the flaw may allow cross site scripting and SQL injection attacks, and/or execution of arbitrary PHP code resulting in a loss of integrity.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related


Upgrade to version 2.0.18 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


phpBB Group


Tools & Filters

20132 22791


  • Stefan Esser - sesserhardened-php.net - www.hardened-php.net

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-11-03 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1


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