GLSA-200709-10 : PhpWiki: Authentication bypass

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26100


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-10 (PhpWiki: Authentication bypass)

The PhpWiki development team reported an authentication error within the file lib/WikiUser/LDAP.php when binding to an LDAP server with an empty password.
Impact :

A remote attacker could provide an empty password when authenticating.
Depending on the LDAP implementation used, this could bypass the PhpWiki authentication mechanism and grant the attacker access to the application.
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-1.3.14'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26100

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200709-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/24

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3193

OSVDB: 37219

GLSA: 200709-10