GLSA 200508-20 phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/30/2005 11:31 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 30, 2005
Bugs: #102379
ID: 200508-20

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Synopsis
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phpGroupWare is vulnerable to multiple issues ranging from information
disclosure to a potential execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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phpGroupWare is a multi-user groupware suite written in PHP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/phpgroupware lt; 0.9.16.008 gt;= 0.9.16.008

Description
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phpGroupWare improperly validates the "mid" parameter retrieved via a
forum post. The current version of phpGroupWare also adds several
safeguards to prevent XSS issues, and disables the use of a potentially
vulnerable XML-RPC library.

Impact
======

A remote attacker may leverage the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute
arbitrary PHP script code. He could also create a specially crafted
request that will reveal private posts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/phpgroupware-0.9.16.008"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2498
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name 05-2498
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-2600
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name 05-2600
[ 3 ] Secunia Advisory SA16414
http://secunia.com/advisories/16414

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-200508-20.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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