Gentoo: TikiWiki Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo TikiWiki includes PHP XML-RPC code, making it vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-06
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: High
     Title: TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC
      Date: July 06, 2005
      Bugs: #97648
        ID: 200507-06

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Synopsis
========

TikiWiki includes PHP XML-RPC code, making it vulnerable to arbitrary
command execution.

Background
==========

TikiWiki is a web-based groupware and content management system (CMS),
using PHP, ADOdb and Smarty. TikiWiki includes vulnerable PHP XML-RPC
code.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/tikiwiki     < 1.8.5-r1                      >= 1.8.5-r1

Description
===========

TikiWiki is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution as described in
GLSA 200507-01.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
PHP code by sending specially crafted XML data.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All TikiWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.8.5-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] GLSA 200507-01
        http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-01.xml
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-1921
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 2005 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.

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