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Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:38:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: simple machines forum

On Sun, 6 Jul 2008, Hanno [utf-8] Böck wrote:

> "This version addresses a few security issues and fixes some small bugs."
> These sound like security issues:
> * Sanitation of $topic wasn't always done right.

This might be a straightforward bug - maybe the topic is always
"sanitized" to 0 and prevents legitimate display of pages.

> * Fixed a vulnerability with the use of the html-tag - issue reported by
> Jessica Hope.

Use CVE-2008-3073, see below.

There's also this:

  Improved the random generator seeding for PHP < 4.2.0 - issue reported
  by Jessica Hope

Since Jessica has a track record for reporting SMF vulns, I think there's
a high probability that this issue is also security-related.

So, use CVE-2008-3072 for this.

> Though they don't list which issues are security relevant.

They also fixed CVE-2008-2019: "Increased the randomness of the Captcha
sound."  This, in conjunction with the original researcher's claim of
vendor notification, seems like sufficient acknowledgement.

> They also don't mention if CVE-2007-5943 is fixed.

... also CVE-2008-0284, CVE-2008-0775, and others.

- Steve

Name: CVE-2008-3072
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:

Simple Machines Forum (SMF) 1.1.x before 1.1.5 and 1.0.x before
1.0.13, when running in PHP before 4.2.0, does not properly seed the
random number generator, which has unknown impact and attack vectors.

Name: CVE-2008-3073
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:

Unspecified vulnerability in Simple Machines Forum (SMF) 1.1.x before
1.1.5 and 1.0.x before 1.0.13 has unknown impact and attack vectors,
probably cross-site scripting (XSS), related to "use of the html-tag."

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