GLSA 200503-35: Smarty: Template vulnerability
Posted on: 03/30/2005 10:10 AM

A Smarty ecurity update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-35
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Smarty: Template vulnerability
Date: March 30, 2005
Bugs: #86488
ID: 200503-35

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Synopsis
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Smarty's "Template security" feature can be bypassed, potentially allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code.

Background
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Smarty is a template engine for PHP. The "template security" feature of Smarty is designed to help reduce the risk of a system compromise when you have untrusted parties editing templates.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-php/smarty lt; 2.6.8 gt;= 2.6.8

Description
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A vulnerability has been discovered within the regex_replace modifier of the Smarty templates when allowing access to untrusted users.

Impact
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This issue may allow a remote attacker to bypass the "template security" feature of Smarty, and execute arbitrary PHP code.

Workaround
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Do not grant template access to untrusted users.

Resolution
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All Smarty users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-php/smarty-2.6.8"

References
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[ 1 ] Smarty ChangeLog
http://smarty.php.net/misc/NEWS

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-200503-35.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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