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Secunia Security Advisory 22630

Secunia Security Advisory 22630
Posted Nov 1, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Kacper has reported a vulnerability in the Spider Friendly module for phpBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 22630

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To improve our services to our customers, we have made a number of
additions to the Secunia Advisories and have started translating the
advisories to German.

The improvements will help our customers to get a better
understanding of how we reached our conclusions, how it was rated,
our thoughts on exploitation, attack vectors, and scenarios.

This includes:
* Reason for rating
* Extended description
* Extended solution
* Exploit code or links to exploit code
* Deep links

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TITLE:
phpBB Spider Friendly Module "phpbb_root_path" File Inclusion
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA22630

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/22630/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Spider Friendly 1.x (module for phpBB)
http://secunia.com/product/12465/

DESCRIPTION:
Kacper has reported a vulnerability in the Spider Friendly module for
phpBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "phpbb_root_path" parameter in
admin/modules_data.php is not properly verified before being used to
include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from
local or external resources.

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.3.10. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Kacper

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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