Ultimate PHP Board Data Disclosure

By
Sooraj V Nair
Published on
02 Jul 2018
Vulnerability

ultimate PHP Board (UPB) is a complete text-based messageboard. This works without the use of MySQL. The features of UPB are:-

  • No SQL database
  • With complete administration panel
  • Topic bookmarking and watching
  • Easy to use

There are many servers having the vulnerable version of Ultimate PHP Board (UPB) that stores users data file under the web root with insufficient access control. This will allows remote attackers to obtain usernames and passwords.

Impact

The impact include:-

  • The attacker might get the access to the content.
  • Possible loss of sensitive information.
  • Possible manipulation of the web application.
  • Cross-site scripting attacks (XSS)

Mitigation / Precaution

This vulnerability can be fixed by:-

  • Implementing proper input validation methods.
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Written by
Sooraj V Nair
Sooraj V Nair
Cyber Security Engineer
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