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phpWebSite: Local file inclusion


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200605-04 / phpwebsite
Release Date May 02, 2006
Latest Revision May 02, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/phpwebsite < 0.10.2 >= 0.10.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #130295


Remote attackers can include local files which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system.


rgod has reported that the "hub_dir" parameter in "index.php" isn't properly verified. When "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled, this can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local ressources.


If "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled, which is not the default on Gentoo Linux, a remote attacker could exploit this issue to include and execute PHP scripts from local ressources with the rights of the user running the web server, or to disclose sensitive information and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.2"

4.  References


Page updated May 02, 2006

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