GLSA-200508-13 : PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: New PHP script injection vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19533


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-13 (PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: New PHP script injection vulnerability)

Stefan Esser of the Hardened-PHP Project discovered that the PEAR XML-RPC and phpxmlrpc libraries were improperly handling XMLRPC requests and responses with malformed nested tags.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary PHP script code into eval() statements 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-1.4.0' All phpxmlrpc users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/phpxmlrpc-1.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19533

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/30

Modified: 2015/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2498

OSVDB: 18889

GLSA: 200508-13