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phpSysInfo: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200511-18 / phpsysinfo
Release Date November 22, 2005
Latest Revision November 22, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable local and remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpsysinfo < 2.4.1 >= 2.4.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #112482


phpSysInfo is vulnerable to multiple issues, including a local file inclusion leading to information disclosure and the potential execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


phpSysInfo displays various system stats via PHP scripts.


Christopher Kunz from the Hardened-PHP Project discovered that phpSysInfo is vulnerable to local file inclusion, cross-site scripting and a HTTP Response Splitting attacks.


A local attacker may exploit the file inclusion vulnerability by sending malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the web server. A remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to disclose local file content. Furthermore, the cross-site scripting issues gives a remote attacker the ability to inject and execute malicious script code in the user's browser context or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials. The HTTP response splitting issue give an attacker the ability to perform site hijacking and cache poisoning.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpSysInfo users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpsysinfo-2.4.1"

4.  References


Page updated November 22, 2005

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