GLSA 200507-01: PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection
Posted on: 07/04/2005 03:48 AM

PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc security update are available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection vulnerability
Date: July 03, 2005
Bugs: #97399, #97629
ID: 200507-01

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Synopsis
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The PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP script commands.

Background
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The PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries are both PHP implementations of the XML-RPC protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-php/PEAR-XML_RPC lt; 1.3.1 gt;= 1.3.1
2 dev-php/phpxmlrpc lt; 1.1.1 gt;= 1.1.1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research discovered that the PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries fail to sanatize input sent using the "POST" method.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending a specially crafted XML document to web applications making use of these libraries.

Workaround
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All PEAR-XML_RPC users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-php/PEAR-XML_RPC-1.3.1"

All phpxmlrpc users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-php/phpxmlrpc-1.1.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1921
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921
[ 2 ] GulfTech Advisory
http://www.gulftech.org/?node=researcharticle_id=00088-07022005

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-200507-01.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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