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TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-06 / Tikiwiki
Release Date July 06, 2005
Latest Revision July 06, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/tikiwiki < 1.8.5-r1 >= 1.8.5-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #97648


TikiWiki includes PHP XML-RPC code, making it vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.

2.  Impact Information


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


TikiWiki is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution as described in GLSA 200507-01.


A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP code by sending specially crafted XML data.

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-r1"

4.  References


Page updated July 06, 2005

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