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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


In phpBB before 3.1.7-PL1 and version 3.2.0-a1, includes/acp/acp_bbcodes.php has improper verification of a CSRF token on the BBCode page in the Administration Control Panel. An actual CSRF attack is possible if an attacker also manages to retrieve the session id of a reauthenticated administrator prior to targeting them.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to make arbitrary requests in an authenticated vulnerable web application and disrupt the integrity of the victim’s session. The impact of a successful CSRF attack may range from minor to severe, depending upon the capabilities exposed by the vulnerable application and privileges of the user. An attacker may force the user to perform state-changing requests like transferring funds, changing their email address or password etc. However, if an administrative level account is affected, it may compromise the whole web application and associated sensitive data.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published