GLSA-200508-18 : PhpWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC

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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-200508-18
(PhpWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC)

Earlier versions of PhpWiki contain an XML-RPC library that
improperly handles XML-RPC 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 PhpWiki.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-18.xml

Solution :

All PhpWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/phpwiki-1.3.10-r2'

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: 19538 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2498