GLSA-200508-20 : phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200508-20
(phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities)

phpGroupWare improperly validates the 'mid' parameter retrieved
via a forum post. The current version of phpGroupWare also adds several
safeguards to prevent XSS issues, and disables the use of a potentially
vulnerable XML-RPC library.

Impact :

A remote attacker may leverage the XML-RPC vulnerability to
execute arbitrary PHP script code. He could also create a specially
crafted request that will reveal private posts.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://secunia.com/advisories/16414
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-20.xml

Solution :

All phpGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/phpgroupware-0.9.16.008'

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: 19573 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2498
CVE-2005-2600