GLSA-200508-18 : PhpWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19538


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-18 (PhpWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC)

Earlier versions of PhpWiki contain an XML-RPC library that improperly handles XML-RPC 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 PhpWiki.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PhpWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/phpwiki-1.3.10-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19538

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-18.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:phpwiki, 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: 2005/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2498

OSVDB: 18889

GLSA: 200508-18