Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDKSA-2005:146)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19902


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A problem was discovered in the PEAR XML-RPC Server package included in the php-pear package. If a PHP script which implements the XML-RPC Server is used, it would be possible for a remote attacker to construct an XML-RPC request which would cause PHP to execute arbitrary commands as the 'apache' user.


Update the affected php-pear package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19902

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-146.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-pear, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2498

MDKSA: 2005:146