GLSA-200603-13 : PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-13
(PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass)

Matt Van Gundy discovered that PEAR-Auth did not correctly
validate data passed to the DB and LDAP containers.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to
bypass the authentication mechanism by injecting specially crafted
input to the underlying storage containers.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All PEAR-Auth users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/PEAR-Auth-1.2.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21094 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0868