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phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution and path disclosure


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200503-04 / phpwebsite
Release Date March 01, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpwebsite < 0.10.0-r2 >= 0.10.0-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #83297


Remote attackers can upload and execute arbitrary PHP scripts, another flaw reveals the full path of scripts.

2.  Impact Information


phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system.


NST discovered that, when submitting an announcement, uploaded files aren't correctly checked for malicious code. They also found out that phpWebSite is vulnerable to a path disclosure.


A remote attacker can exploit this issue to upload files to a directory within the web root. By calling the uploaded script the attacker could then execute arbitrary PHP code with the rights of the web server. By passing specially crafted requests to the search module, remote attackers can also find out the full path of PHP scripts.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync 
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.0-r2"

4.  References


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