Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDKSA-2007:110)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A security hole was discovered in all versions of the PEAR Installer
(http://pear.php.net/PEAR). The security hole is the most serious hole
found to date in the PEAR Installer, and would allow a malicious
package to install files anywhere in the filesystem.

The vulnerability only affects users who are installing an
intentionally created package with a malicious intent. Because the
package is easily traced to its source, this is most likely to happen
if a hacker were to compromise a PEAR channel server and alter a
package to install a backdoor. In other words, it must be combined
with other exploits to be a problem.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected php-pear package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25428 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-110.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2519

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