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Secunia Security Advisory 23496

Secunia Security Advisory 23496
Posted Dec 27, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - xoron has discovered a vulnerability in PhpbbXtra, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 23496

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TITLE:
PhpbbXtra "phpbb_root_path" File Inclusion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA23496

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/23496/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
PhpbbXtra 2.x
http://secunia.com/product/12981/

DESCRIPTION:
xoron has discovered a vulnerability in PhpbbXtra, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0. Other versions may
also be affected.

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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
xoron

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/3006

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
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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