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Vulnerability Score 3.5 3.5
CVE Id CVE-2005-3310
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:46:39
Published 25 Oct 2005 09:02:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication SINGLE_INSTANCE



Interpretation conflict in phpBB 2.0.17, with remote avatars and avatar uploading enabled, allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an HTML file with a GIF or JPEG file extension, which causes the HTML to be executed by a victim who views the file in Internet Explorer, which renders malformed image types as HTML, enabling cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. NOTE: it could be argued that this vulnerability is due to a design flaw in Internet Explorer (CVE-2005-3312) and the proper fix should be in that browser; if so, then this should not be treated as a vulnerability in phpBB.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Phpbb Group Phpbb 2.0.17



SECUNIA - 18098

SECUNIA - 17295

XF - phpbb-avatar-bypass-security(22837)

BID - 15170

BUGTRAQ - 20051022 phpBB 2.0.17 (and other BB systems as well) Cookie disclosure

FULLDISC - 20051022 phpBB 2.0.17 (and other BB systems as well) Cookie disclosure exploit.

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:52