GLSA 200503-04: phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution
Posted on: 03/01/2005 04:19 PM

A phpWebSite security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution and path disclosure
Date: March 01, 2005
Bugs: #83297
ID: 200503-04

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Synopsis
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Remote attackers can upload and execute arbitrary PHP scripts, another flaw reveals the full path of scripts.

Background
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phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/phpwebsite lt; 0.10.0-r2 gt;= 0.10.0-r2

Description
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NST discovered that, when submitting an announcement, uploaded files aren't correctly checked for malicious code. They also found out that phpWebSite is vulnerable to a path disclosure.

Impact
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A remote attacker can exploit this issue to upload files to a directory within the web root. By calling the uploaded script the attacker could then execute arbitrary PHP code with the rights of the web server. By passing specially crafted requests to the search module, remote attackers can also find out the full path of PHP scripts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.0-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] Secunia Advisory SA14399
http://secunia.com/advisories/14399/
[ 2 ] phpWebSite announcement

http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=announceANN_id'2ANN_user_op=view

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-200503-04.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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