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phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200508-20 / phpgroupware
Release Date August 30, 2005
Latest Revision August 30, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpgroupware < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #102379


phpGroupWare is vulnerable to multiple issues ranging from information disclosure to a potential execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


phpGroupWare is a multi-user groupware suite written in PHP.


phpGroupWare improperly validates the "mid" parameter retrieved via a forum post. The current version of phpGroupWare also adds several safeguards to prevent XSS issues, and disables the use of a potentially vulnerable XML-RPC library.


A remote attacker may leverage the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute arbitrary PHP script code. He could also create a specially crafted request that will reveal private posts.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated August 30, 2005

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