GLSA 200501-41: TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 01/30/2005 05:37 AM

A TikiWiki security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-41
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution
Date: January 30, 2005
Bugs: #78944
ID: 200501-41

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Synopsis
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A bug in TikiWiki allows certain users to upload and execute malicious PHP scripts.

Background
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TikiWiki is a web-based groupware and content management system (CMS), using PHP, ADOdb and Smarty.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/tikiwiki < 1.8.5 >= 1.8.5

Description
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TikiWiki does not validate files uploaded to the "temp" directory.

Impact
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A malicious user could run arbitrary commands on the server by uploading and calling a PHP script.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All TikiWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.8.5"

References
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[ 1 ] TikiWiki Advisory
http://tikiwiki.org/art102

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-200501-41.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 2005 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/2.0


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