GLSA 200603-13 PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass
Posted on: 03/17/2006 08:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass
Date: March 17, 2006
Bugs: #123832
ID: 200603-13

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Synopsis
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PEAR-Auth did not correctly verify data passed to the DB and LDAP
containers, thus allowing to inject false credentials to bypass the
authentication.

Background
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PEAR-Auth is a PEAR package that provides methods to create a PHP based
authentication system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-php/PEAR-Auth lt; 1.2.4 gt;= 1.2.4

Description
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Matt Van Gundy discovered that PEAR-Auth did not correctly validate
data passed to the DB and LDAP containers.

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to bypass
the authentication mechanism by injecting specially crafted input to
the underlying storage containers.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PEAR-Auth users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-php/PEAR-Auth-1.2.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0868
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0868

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-200603-13.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 2006 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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