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TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200501-12 / tikiwiki
Release Date January 10, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 03
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/tikiwiki < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #75568


A bug in TikiWiki allows certain users to upload and execute malicious PHP scripts.

2.  Impact Information


TikiWiki is a web-based groupware and content management system (CMS), using PHP, ADOdb and Smarty.


TikiWiki lacks a check on uploaded images in the Wiki edit page.


A malicious user could run arbitrary commands on the server by uploading and calling a PHP script.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All TikiWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

4.  References


Page updated January 10, 2005

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