GLSA 200409-05: Gallery: Arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 09/02/2004 05:57 PM

A Gallery security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Gallery: Arbitrary command execution
Date: September 02, 2004
Bugs: #60742
ID: 200409-05

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Synopsis
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The Gallery image upload code contains a temporary file handling vulnerability which could lead to execution of arbitrary commands.

Background
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Gallery is a PHP script for maintaining online photo albums.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/gallery < 1.4.4_p2 >= 1.4.4_p2

Description
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The upload handling code in Gallery places uploaded files in a temporary directory. After 30 seconds, these files are deleted if they are not valid images. However, since the file exists for 30 seconds, a carefully crafted script could be initiated by the remote attacker during this 30 second timeout. Note that the temporary directory has to be located inside the webroot and an attacker needs to have upload rights either as an authenticated user or via "EVERYBODY".

Impact
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An attacker could run arbitrary code as the user running PHP.

Workaround
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There are several workarounds to this vulnerability:

* Make sure that your temporary directory is not contained in the webroot; by default it is located outside the webroot.

* Disable upload rights to all albums for "EVERYBODY"; upload is disabled by default.

* Disable debug and dev mode; these settings are disabled by default.

* Disable allow_url_fopen in php.ini.

Resolution
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All Gallery users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.4_p2"
# emerge ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.4_p2"

References
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[ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-08/0757.html
[ 2 ] Gallery Announcement
http://gallery.menalto.com/modules.php?op=modloadname=Newsfile=articlesid=134mode=threadorder=0thold=0

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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