The gen_rand_string function in phpBB 2.0.19 uses insufficiently random data (small value space) to create the activation key ("validation ID") that is sent by e-mail when establishing a password, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain the key and modify passwords for existing accounts or create new accounts.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification
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20060205 Easily exploitable Pseudo Random Number generator in phpbb version 2.0.19 and under.