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USN147-1 : php4, php4-universe vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
php4, php4-universe vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libapache-mod-php4
- libapache2-mod-php4
- php4
- php4-cgi
- php4-curl
- php4-dev
- php4-domxml
- php4-gd
- php4-imap
- php4-ldap
- php4-mcal
- php4-mhash
- php4-mysql
- php4-odbc
- php4-pear
- php4-recode
- php4-snmp
- php4-sybase
- php4-universe-common
- php4-xslt

Description :

A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the XMLRPC module
of the PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) extension of PHP. By
sending specially crafted XMLRPC requests to an affected web server, a remote
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the web server's

In Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog), the PEAR extension is unsupported (it is
contained in the php4-universe package which is part of universe). However,
since this is a highly critical vulnerability, that package was fixed as well.

Please note that many applications contain a copy of the affected XMLRPC code,
which must be fixed separately. The following packages may also be affected,
but are unsupported in Ubuntu:

- drupal
- wordpress
- phpwiki
- horde3
- ewiki
- egroupware
- phpgroupware

These packages might be fixed by the community later.

The following common third party applications are affected as well, but not packaged
for Ubuntu:

- Serendipity
- Postnuke
- tikiwiki
- php

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libapache-mod-php4-4.3.10-10ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libapache2-mod-php4-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-cgi-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-curl-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-dev-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-domxml-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-gd-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-imap-4.3.10-10ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-ldap-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-mcal-4.3.8-3ubuntu7.9 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- php4-m

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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