Gentoo: PHProjekt setup.php vulnerability
Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Gentoo PHProjekt contains a vulnerability in the setup procedure allowing remote users without admin rights to change the configuration.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200412-06
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: PHProjekt: setup.php vulnerability
      Date: December 10, 2004
      Bugs: #73021
        ID: 200412-06

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Synopsis
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PHProjekt contains a vulnerability in the setup procedure allowing
remote users without admin rights to change the configuration.

Background
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PHProjekt is a modular groupware web application used to coordinate
group activities and share files.

Affected packages
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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/phprojekt      < 4.2-r1                        >= 4.2-r1

Description
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Martin Muench, from it.sec, found a flaw in the setup.php file.

Impact
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Successful exploitation of the flaw allows a remote attacker without
admin rights to make unauthorized changes to PHProjekt configuration.

Workaround
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As a workaround, you could replace the existing setup.php file in
PHProjekt root directory by the one provided on the PHProjekt Advisory
(see References).

Resolution
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All PHProjekt users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phprojekt-4.2-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] PHProjekt Advisory

http://www.phprojekt.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=189&mode=thread&order=0

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-200412-06.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 2004 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