Check Point Advisories

phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution - ver 2 (CVE-2004-1315)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1013
Date Published: 4 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014
Source: CVE-2004-1315
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

Who is Vulnerable? phpBB 2.x before 2.0.11
Vulnerability Description A code injection and execution vulnerability has been reported in phpBB. The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation on the highlight parameter supplied to viewtopic.php. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by injecting malicious SQL code to the target server. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive user information and possibly execute arbitrary commands on the target server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution - ver 2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution - ver 2

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