Gentoo: phpWebSite HTTP response splitting vulnerability
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Gentoo phpWebSite is vulnerable to possible HTTP response splitting attacks.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                        GLSA 200411-35:02
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                                             http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Low
     Title: phpWebSite: HTTP response splitting vulnerability
      Date: November 26, 2004
   Updated: November 26, 2004
      Bugs: #71502
        ID: 200411-35:02

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Synopsis
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phpWebSite is vulnerable to possible HTTP response splitting attacks.

Background
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phpWebSite is a web site content management system.

Affected packages
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     Package              /    Vulnerable    /              Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/phpwebsite      < 0.9.3_p4-r2             >= 0.9.3_p4-r2

Description
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Due to lack of proper input validation, phpWebSite has been found to be
vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks.

Impact
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A malicious user could inject arbitrary response data, leading to
content spoofing, web cache poisoning and other cross-site scripting or
HTTP response splitting attacks. This could result in compromising the
victim's data or browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.9.3_p4-r2"

References
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  [ 1 ] BugTraq Posting
         http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/380894
  [ 2 ] phpWebSite Announcement
         http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=863

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-200411-35.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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belongs to its owner(s).

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