GLSA 200507-07: phpWebSite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/10/2005 06:01 PM

A phpWebSite security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: phpWebSite: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: July 10, 2005
Bugs: #97461
ID: 200507-07

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Synopsis
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phpWebSite is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary PHP script code and to other, yet undisclosed, vulnerabilities.

Background
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phpWebSite is a content management system written in PHP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/phpwebsite lt; 0.10.1-r1 gt;= 0.10.1-r1

Description
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phpWebSite fails to sanitize input sent to the XML-RPC server using the "POST" method. Other unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered by Diabolic Crab of Hackers Center.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending specially crafted XML data to phpWebSite. The undisclosed vulnerabilities do have an unknown impact.

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-app/phpwebsite-0.10.1-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1921
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921
[ 2 ] phpWebSite announcement
http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=announceANN_user_op=viewANN_id=989

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-200507-07.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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