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Re: perl-cgi hole in UltimateBB by Infopop Corp.
From: secure () SECUREAUSTIN COM (H D Moore)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:26:20 -0600


I am the administrator for a site running the commercial version of UBB,
the problem exists there as well.  The faulty code is in ubb_library.pl:

if ($ThreadFile =~ /\d\d\.[m|n|ubb|cgi]/) {

I don't actually know the original line number, as we hacked up our copy
to use MD5 password hashes versus clear-text and added many new
logging/security features to curb abuse.  Since all of the modifications
to the code were paid for by my client, I may not be able to release
them to the public...


"Sergei A. Golubchik" wrote:

Browsing some site, I found that their forums were based not on home-
made scripts, but rather commercial software product. Hey, said I to
myself, remember those story about pcweek hack ? They use commercial
package photoads. Let's look what that Ultimate Bulletin Board by
Infopop is.

I grabbed freeware version from http://www.ultimatebb.com and
after 10-minutes grepping found those lines:

          if ($ThreadFile =~ /\d\d\d\d\d\d\.ubb/) {
          open (MESSAGE, "$ForumsPath/Forum$number/$ThreadFile");

(notice? not /^\d\d\d\d\d\d\.ubb$/. What did the author think about while
writing it ? Girls ?)

And the $ThreadFile takes its value directly from the hidden (hmm!)
field `topic'.

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