GLSA 200507-15: PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC
Posted on: 07/15/2005 11:36 AM

A PHP security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC
Date: July 15, 2005
Bugs: #97655
ID: 200507-15

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Synopsis
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PHP includes an XML-RPC implementation which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP script commands.

Background
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PHP is a general-purpose scripting language widely used to develop web-based applications. It can run inside a web server using the mod_php module or the CGI version of PHP, or can run stand-alone in a CLI.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-php/php lt; 4.4.0 gt;= 4.4.0

Description
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James Bercegay has discovered that the XML-RPC implementation in PHP fails to sanitize input passed in an XML document, which is used in an "eval()" statement.

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 applications making use of this XML-RPC implementation.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-php/php-4.4.0"

References
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[ 1 ] 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-200507-15.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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