Debian DSA-746-1 : phpgroupware - input validation error

High Nessus Plugin ID 19195


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A vulnerability had been identified in the xmlrpc library included with phpgroupware, a web-based application including email, calendar and other groupware functionality. This vulnerability could lead to the execution of arbitrary commands on the server running phpgroupware.

The security team is continuing to investigate the version of phpgroupware included with the old stable distribution (woody). At this time we recommend disabling phpgroupware or upgrading to the current stable distribution (sarge).


Upgrade the phpgroupware package.

For the current stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19195

File Name: debian_DSA-746.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/14

Updated: 2018/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:phpgroupware, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/13

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP XML-RPC Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1921

DSA: 746