GLSA-200804-19 : PHP Toolkit: Data disclosure and Denial of Service

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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-200804-19
(PHP Toolkit: Data disclosure and Denial of Service)

Toni Arnold, David Sveningsson, Michal Bartoszkiewicz, and Joseph
reported that php-select does not quote parameters passed to the 'tr'
command, which could convert the '-D PHP5' argument in the
'APACHE2_OPTS' setting in the file /etc/conf.d/apache2 to lower case.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a system administrator to run 'emerge
php' or call 'php-select -t apache2 php5' directly in a
directory containing a lower case single-character named file, which
would prevent Apache from loading mod_php and thereby disclose PHP
source code and cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

Do not run 'emerge' or 'php-select' from a working directory which
contains a lower case single-character named file.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-19.xml

Solution :

All PHP Toolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/php-toolkit-1.0.1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32012 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1734