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phpGroupWare, eGroupWare: PHP script injection vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-08 / phpgroupware egroupware
Release Date July 10, 2005
Latest Revision July 10, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpgroupware < >= All supported architectures
www-apps/egroupware < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #97460, #97651


phpGroupWare and eGroupWare include an XML-RPC implementation which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP script commands.

2.  Impact Information


phpGroupWare and eGroupWare are web based collaboration software suites.


The XML-RPC implementations of phpGroupWare and eGroupWare fail to sanitize input sent to the XML-RPC server using the "POST" method.


A remote attacker could exploit the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending specially crafted XML data to the XML-RPC servers of phpGroupWare or eGroupWare.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All phpGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-app/phpgroupware-"

All eGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-app/egroupware-"

4.  References


Page updated July 10, 2005

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