** DISPUTED ** QueryString.php in Simple Machines Forum (SMF) 1.0.7 and earlier, and 1.1rc2 and earlier, allows remote attackers to more easily spoof the IP address and evade banning via a modified X-Forwarded-For HTTP header, which is preferred instead of other more reliable sources for the IP address. NOTE: the original researcher claims that the vendor has disputed this issue.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
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20060601 SMF 1.0.7 and lower plus 1.1rc2 and lower - IP spoofing vulnerability/IP ban evasion vulnerability
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