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phpbb -- remote PHP code execution vulnerability


FrSIRT Advisory reports:

A vulnerability was identified in phpBB, which may be exploited by attackers to compromise a vulnerable web server. This flaw is due to an input validation error in the "viewtopic.php" script that does not properly filter the "highlight" parameter before calling the "preg_replace()" function, which may be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP commands with the privileges of the web server.



portaudit: phpbb -- remote PHP code execution vulnerability

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