GLSA-200507-01 : PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 18605


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-01 (PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: PHP script injection vulnerability)

James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research discovered that the PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries fail to sanatize input sent using the 'POST' method.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending a specially crafted XML document to web applications making use of these libraries.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.


All PEAR-XML_RPC users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/PEAR-XML_RPC-1.3.1' All phpxmlrpc users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/phpxmlrpc-1.1.1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18605

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/05

Modified: 2016/06/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:PEAR-XML_RPC, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:phpxmlrpc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/29

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP XML-RPC Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1921

BID: 14088

OSVDB: 17793

GLSA: 200507-01