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Vulnerability Assessment Details

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

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc: New PHP script injection vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2498
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_142005.66.html
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_152005.67.html


Solution:
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"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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