Bug Possible Admin CP / Mod CP / DBSEO CP exploit attempt!


Right now I get this message:

Possible Admin CP / Mod CP / DBSEO CP exploit attempt!

Nobody can't access to the site, I dont understand what happened, please help!

Also, the apache error log says:

Got error 'PHP message: PHP Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in /dbtech/dbseo/includes/class_core.php on line 580\n'

In that line I see:

if (strpos($_redirUrl, self::$config['_bburl']) !== false)

Can someone help me? all my site is offline because that



I restarted Apache, php and mariadb, seems is working now, but im very worried about this error. Thi is the second time that happened since yesterday

(The two times happened when I was editing templates (as always I did without problems), the only thing differnet is that yesterday I unninstalled a plugin that I was disabled for many years, the vbseo) Now Im wondering if this is related with this or not... and I just Im being hacked

Someody knows why this happens?

Fillip H.

Staff member
If you are using a custom AdminCP and ModCP path, you must also update your .htaccess file.

Go to your DBSEO CP and remove all custom 301 redirects and custom rewrite rules, as it's likely a mistake has been made in one of those settings.


I think that my AdminCP and ModCP path are the standard path:

On my .htaccess I have this:

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !dbseourl=
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(admincp/|dbseocp/|modcp/|cron|mobiquo|forumrunner|api\.php|reviewpost/|classifieds/|photopost/)
RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ dbseo.php?dbseourl=$1 [L,QSA]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !/(admincp|dbseocp|modcp|clientscript|cpstyles|images|reviewpost|classifieds|photopost)/
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ dbseo.php [L,QSA]

¿I need to add something more?

In DBSEO CP all custom 301 in that area are disabled (//) since always I think

I really don't know what is happening (always did well) but now I feel scared because there are lot of people visiting the forum everyday and all this is out of my knowledge... ¿any suggestion for me Fillip?
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I get another Possible Admin CP / Mod CP / DBSEO CP exploit attempt! message, and the website down.

The apache error logs say:

PHP message: PHP Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in /home/foroparalelo.com/public_html/dbtech/dbseo/includes/class_core.php on line 580\n', referer:

580 line: if (strpos($_redirUrl, self::$config['_bburl']) !== false)

Do you know what this problem might be? Is very frustating see how the website gone down every 2 days.

Fillip H.

Staff member
Can you show me the contents of your "Board URL" vBulletin Options setting? From the looks of it, this setting is empty, which is wrong.

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