GLSA-200712-05 : PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure

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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-200712-05
(PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure)

priyadi discovered that the request to store a URL string as a LOB is
treated as a request to retrieve and store the contents of the URL.

Impact :

If an application using PEAR::MDB2 allows input of LOB values via a web
form, remote attackers could use the application as an indirect proxy
or obtain sensitive information, including 'file://' URLs local to the
web server.

Workaround :

As a workaround, manually filter input before storing it as a LOB in
PEAR::MDB2.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-05.xml

Solution :

All PEAR::MDB2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/PEAR-MDB2-2.5.0_alpha1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29292 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5934