Versions Affected: 3.8.6 (Only!)
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-:: The Advisory ::-
vBulletin is prone to information disclosure of the entire database
credentials used in config.php via the faq.php file.
By searching for "database" on a vulnerable installation of vBulletin
an attacker is shown the information mentioned above.
-:: Solution ::-
A patch is available from http://members.vbulletin.com
Alternatively, search for "database_ingo" in the Phrase Manager
within the Admin Control Panel, and delete or edit all critical details.
- vBulletin Security Notice & Patch: 22nd July 2010
- Vulnerability Researched and Disclosed: 22nd July
After searching the Internet a bit I discovered that I wasn't the
only one which knew about this bug. Please note that I give full
credit to the rightful finder / owner of this exploit.
All of the best,