GLSA 200805-04 eGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/08/2008 01:20 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: eGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 07, 2008
Bugs: #214212, #218625
ID: 200805-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in eGroupWare may lead to execution of
arbitrary PHP code, the ability to upload malicious files and
cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
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eGroupWare is a suite of web-based group applications including
calendar, address book, messenger and email.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/egroupware lt; 1.4.004 gt;= 1.4.004

Description
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A vulnerability has been reported in FCKEditor due to the way that file
uploads are handled in the file
editor/filemanager/upload/php/upload.php when a filename has multiple
file extensions (CVE-2008-2041). Another vulnerability exists in the
_bad_protocol_once() function in the file
phpgwapi/inc/class.kses.inc.php, which allows remote attackers to
bypass HTML filtering (CVE-2008-1502).

Impact
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The first vulnerability can be exploited to upload malicious files and
execute arbitrary PHP code provided that a directory is writable by the
webserver. The second vulnerability can be exploited by remote
attackers via a specially crafted URL in order to conduct cross-site
scripting attacks.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All eGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/egroupware-1.4.004"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1502
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1502
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-2041
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2041

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-200805-04.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 2008 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/2.5



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