GLSA 200508-21 phpWebSite: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC and SQL injection
Posted on: 08/31/2005 08:59 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - phpWebSite: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC and SQL injection. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: phpWebSite: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC and
SQL injection
Date: August 31, 2005
Bugs: #102785
ID: 200508-21

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Synopsis
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phpWebSite is vulnerable to multiple issues which result in the
execution of arbitrary code and SQL injection.

Background
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phpWebSite is a web site content management system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/phpwebsite lt; 0.10.2_rc2 gt;= 0.10.2_rc2

Description
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phpWebSite uses an XML-RPC library that improperly handles XML-RPC
requests and responses with malformed nested tags. Furthermore,
"matrix_killer" reported that phpWebSite is vulnerable to an SQL
injection attack.

Impact
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A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject
arbitrary PHP script code into eval() statements by sending a specially
crafted XML document, and also inject SQL commands to access the
underlying database directly.

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 version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.2_rc2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2498
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-2498
[ 2 ] Original Advisory
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-08/0497.html

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-200508-21.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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