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TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200501-41 / tikiwiki
Release Date January 30, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/tikiwiki < 1.8.5 >= 1.8.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #78944


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 does not validate files uploaded to the "temp" directory.


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-1.8.5"

4.  References


Page updated January 30, 2005

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