GLSA-200508-13 : PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: New 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-200508-13
(PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: New PHP script injection vulnerability)

Stefan Esser of the Hardened-PHP Project discovered that the PEAR
XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries were improperly handling XMLRPC
requests and responses with malformed nested tags.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject
arbitrary PHP script code into eval() statements 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.hardened-php.net/advisory_142005.66.html
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_152005.67.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-13.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-1.4.0'
All phpxmlrpc users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/phpxmlrpc-1.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19533 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2498