GLSA-200507-15 : PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC

High Nessus Plugin ID 19211


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-15 (PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC)

James Bercegay has discovered that the XML-RPC implementation in PHP fails to sanitize input passed in an XML document, which is used in an 'eval()' statement.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending specially crafted XML data to applications making use of this XML-RPC implementation.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/php-4.4.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19211

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-15.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/16

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:php, 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: 2005/07/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/29

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP XML-RPC Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1921

BID: 14088

GLSA: 200507-15