[UNIX] SimpleBBS Stores Database with Insufficient Permissions Settings

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Date: 03/10/03

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      SimpleBBS Stores Database with Insufficient Permissions Settings


     <http://www.simplemedia.org/> SimpleBBS is an "opensource bulletin board
    system. Owner of forum has full access to - for example - add new forums,
    remove topics, and edit graphics of forum - and best of all - easily!
    Users can leave messages and reply to other topics, or even upload own
    avatar to be shown under his/her name". Lack of adequate permission
    settings on the users.php file (the file acting as a user's database)
    allows a remote attacker to retrieve it.


    Vulnerable systems:
     * SimpleBBS version 1.0.6

    Immune systems:
     * SimpleBBS version 1.0.7

    By accessing the following URL:

    It is possible to retrieve a long list of items with a similar syntax to:
    ID|||username|||password|||description|||email|| || || || ||| || || ||

    As you can see, the second property is the password (the password itself
    is MD5 protected).


    The information has been provided by <mailto:flur@flurnet.org> flur.


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