GLSA-200507-15 : PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC
High Nessus Plugin ID 19211
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/php-4.4.0'