Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDKSA-2007:110)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25428


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A security hole was discovered in all versions of the PEAR Installer ( The security hole is the most serious hole found to date in the PEAR Installer, and would allow a malicious package to install files anywhere in the filesystem.

The vulnerability only affects users who are installing an intentionally created package with a malicious intent. Because the package is easily traced to its source, this is most likely to happen if a hacker were to compromise a PEAR channel server and alter a package to install a backdoor. In other words, it must be combined with other exploits to be a problem.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected php-pear package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25428

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-pear, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2519

MDKSA: 2007:110