Gentoo: phpWebSite Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo phpWebSite is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary PHP script code and to other, yet undisclosed, vulnerabilities.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-07
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: High
     Title: phpWebSite: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: July 10, 2005
      Bugs: #97461
        ID: 200507-07

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Synopsis
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phpWebSite is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary PHP
script code and to other, yet undisclosed, vulnerabilities.

Background
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phpWebSite is a content management system written in PHP.

Affected packages
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     Package              /   Vulnerable   /                Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/phpwebsite      < 0.10.1-r1                 >= 0.10.1-r1

Description
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phpWebSite fails to sanitize input sent to the XML-RPC server using the
"POST" method. Other unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered
by Diabolic Crab of Hackers Center.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute
arbitrary PHP script code by sending specially crafted XML data to
phpWebSite. The undisclosed vulnerabilities do have an unknown impact.

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 available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-app/phpwebsite-0.10.1-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1921
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921
  [ 2 ] phpWebSite announcement
        http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=989

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-200507-07.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 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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