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CVE-2020-17496 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution (RCE)' vulnerability in vBulletin affects v. 5.5.4 through 5.6.2.


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Single Scan

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Estimated Time

15 sec

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CVE-2020-17496 Scanner Detail

vBulletin is a popular commercial internet forum software package, developed to enable community members to communicate with each other via online discussions, messaging and posting of user-generated content. It is a widely adopted platform, powering thousands of online communities across different industries including gaming, entertainment, health and news. The security and privacy of the user-generated content and the overall performance of these forums are critical to the success of any online community. 

Recently, a vulnerability known as CVE-2020-17496 has been detected in vBulletin software versions between 5.5.4 through 5.6.2. The vulnerability allows remote code execution through a specific structure within the ajax/render/widget_tabbedcontainer_tab_panel request. This means that by exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can gain unauthorized access to the forum server and execute arbitrary code with potentially devastating effects. 

When successfully exploited, the CVE-2020-17496 vulnerability can lead to severe damage to the forum community members. Attackers can potentially take over the entire forum, gain access to user’s login credentials and personal information, read private messages and spread malicious content to the users. If the attacker is a seasoned hacker, they can use the server as a launching pad to further penetrate deeper into the organization's network resulting in complete data loss or extortion demands.

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