GLSA-200507-01 : PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-01
(PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection vulnerability)

James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research discovered that the
PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries fail to sanatize input sent using
the 'POST' method.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary PHP script code by sending a specially crafted XML document
to web applications making use of these libraries.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00088-07022005
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-01.xml

Solution :

All PEAR-XML_RPC users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/PEAR-XML_RPC-1.3.1'
All phpxmlrpc users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/phpxmlrpc-1.1.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18605 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1921