GLSA 200507-06: TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 07/07/2005 03:07 AM

A TikiWiki security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC
Date: July 06, 2005
Bugs: #97648
ID: 200507-06

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Synopsis
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TikiWiki includes PHP XML-RPC code, making it vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/tikiwiki lt; 1.8.5-r1 gt;= 1.8.5-r1

Description
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TikiWiki is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution as described in GLSA 200507-01.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP code by sending specially crafted XML data.

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 "gt;=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.8.5-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA 200507-01
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-01.xml
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-1921
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921

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-200507-06.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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