GLSA 200908-09 DokuWiki: Local file inclusion
Posted on: 08/18/2009 11:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - DokuWiki: Local file inclusion. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200908-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: DokuWiki: Local file inclusion
Date: August 18, 2009
Bugs: #272431
ID: 200908-09

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Synopsis
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An input sanitation error in DokuWiki might lead to the dislosure of
local files or even the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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DokuWiki is a standards compliant Wiki system written in PHP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/dokuwiki lt; 2009-02-14b gt;= 2009-02-14b

Description
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girex reported that data from the "config_cascade" parameter in
inc/init.php is not properly sanitized before being used.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute PHP code
from arbitrary local, or, when the used PHP version supports ftp://
URLs, also from remote files via FTP. Furthermore, it is possible to
disclose the contents of local files. NOTE: Successful exploitation
requires the PHP option "register_globals" to be enabled.

Workaround
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Disable "register_globals" in php.ini.

Resolution
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All DokuWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =www-apps/dokuwiki-2009-02-14b

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1960
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1960

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-200908-09.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 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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