Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDKSA-2005:109)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18597
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered by GulfTech Security in the PHP XML RPC project. This vulnerability is considered critical and can lead to remote code execution. The vulnerability also exists in the PEAR XMLRPC implementation.
Mandriva ships with the PEAR XMLRPC implementation and it has been patched to correct this problem. It is advised that users examine the PHP applications they have installed on their servers for any applications that may come bundled with their own copies of the PEAR system and either patch RPC.php or use the system PEAR (found in /usr/share/pear).
Updates have been released for some popular PHP applications such as WordPress and Serendipity and users are urged to take all precautions to protect their systems from attack and/or defacement by upgrading their applications from the authors of the respective applications.
SolutionUpdate the affected php-pear package.