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

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PhpWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2498


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


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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