GLSA 200511-18 phpSysInfo: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/22/2005 11:42 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200511-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: phpSysInfo: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 22, 2005
Bugs: #112482
ID: 200511-18

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Synopsis
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phpSysInfo is vulnerable to multiple issues, including a local file
inclusion leading to information disclosure and the potential
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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phpSysInfo displays various system stats via PHP scripts.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/phpsysinfo lt; 2.4.1 gt;= 2.4.1

Description
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Christopher Kunz from the Hardened-PHP Project discovered that
phpSysInfo is vulnerable to local file inclusion, cross-site scripting
and a HTTP Response Splitting attacks.

Impact
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A local attacker may exploit the file inclusion vulnerability by
sending malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the web server. A remote attacker
could exploit the vulnerability to disclose local file content.
Furthermore, the cross-site scripting issues gives a remote attacker
the ability to inject and execute malicious script code in the user's
browser context or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials.
The HTTP response splitting issue give an attacker the ability to
perform site hijacking and cache poisoning.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpSysInfo users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/phpsysinfo-2.4.1"

References
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[ 1 ] Original advisory
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_222005.81.html
[ 2 ] CVE-2005-3347
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3347
[ 3 ] CVE-2005-3348
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3348

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-200511-18.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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