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[GLSA-200603-13] PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-13
(PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass)


Matt Van Gundy discovered that PEAR-Auth did not correctly
validate data passed to the DB and LDAP containers.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to
bypass the authentication mechanism by injecting specially crafted
input to the underlying storage containers.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0868


Solution:
All PEAR-Auth users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-php/PEAR-Auth-1.2.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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