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Debian: phpsysinfo directory traversal vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian There are two vulnerabilities which could allow local files to be read,or arbitrary PHP code to be executed, under the privileges of the webserver process (usually www-data).

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 346-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
July 8th, 2003                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : phpsysinfo
Vulnerability  : directory traversal
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0536

Albert Puigsech Galicia <ripe@7a69ezine.org> reported that phpsysinfo,
a web-based program to display status information about the system,
contains two vulnerabilities which could allow local files to be read,
or arbitrary PHP code to be executed, under the privileges of the web
server process (usually www-data).  These vulnerabilities require
access to a writable directory on the system in order to be exploited.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0-3woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
See Debian bug #200543.

We recommend that you update your phpsysinfo package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpsysinfo/phpsysinfo_2.0-3woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      622 deb877ec19a6f2e45b7f81cad3124996
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpsysinfo/phpsysinfo_2.0-3woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     2374 c0b49bbef1bdecdb687c4d78c82e6ba6
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpsysinfo/phpsysinfo_2.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48104 abd184ebc003aeba07d9945bb9c6ff0f

  Architecture independent components:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpsysinfo/phpsysinfo_2.0-3woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42108 6d65ae73ba4c74989d85082700d5f73d

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/

 
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