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Gallery: Cross-site scripting vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200601-13 / gallery
Release Date January 26, 2006
Latest Revision January 26, 2006: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/gallery < 1.5.2 >= 1.5.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #119590


Gallery is possibly vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could allow arbitrary JavaScript code execution.

2.  Impact Information


Gallery is a web application written in PHP which is used to organize and publish photo albums. It allows multiple users to build and maintain their own albums. It also supports the mirroring of images on other servers.


Peter Schumacher discovered that Gallery fails to sanitize the fullname set by users, possibly leading to a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


By setting a specially crafted fullname, an attacker can inject and execute script code in the victim's browser window and potentially compromise the user's gallery.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Gallery users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/gallery-1.5.2"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

4.  References


Page updated January 26, 2006

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