CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 2, 2023
Updated: Apr 11, 2024


CVE-2023-5917 is a vulnerability found in phpBB up to version 3.3.10, specifically in the Smiley Pack Handler component's "acp_icons.php" file. This vulnerability allows for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks when manipulating the "pak" argument in the "main" function. The attack can be initiated remotely and poses a potential danger to organizations using affected versions of phpBB. To remediate this issue, it is recommended to upgrade to version 3.3.11, which includes a patch named "ccf6e6c255d38692d72fcb613b113e6eaa240aac". The associated vulnerability identifier for this issue is VDB-244307.

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