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PHProjekt: Remote code execution vulnerability

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200412-27 / PHProjekt
Release Date December 30, 2004
Latest Revision December 30, 2004: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phprojekt < 4.2-r2 >= 4.2-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #75858

Synopsis

PHProjekt contains a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

PHProjekt is a modular groupware web application used to coordinate group activities and share files.

Description

cYon discovered that the authform.inc.php script allows a remote user to define the global variable $path_pre.

Impact

A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to force authform.inc.php to download and execute arbitrary PHP code with the privileges of the web server user.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PHProjekt users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phprojekt-4.2-r2"

4.  References



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