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Horde Application Framework: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200805-01 / horde
Release Date May 05, 2008
Latest Revision May 05, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/horde < 3.1.7 >= 3.1.7 All supported architectures
www-apps/horde-groupware < 1.0.5 >= 1.0.5 All supported architectures
www-apps/horde-kronolith < 2.1.7 >= 2.1.7 All supported architectures
www-apps/horde-mnemo < 2.1.2 >= 2.1.2 All supported architectures
www-apps/horde-nag < 2.1.4 >= 2.1.4 All supported architectures
www-apps/horde-webmail < 1.0.6 >= 1.0.6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #212635, #213493


Multiple vulnerabilities in the Horde Application Framework may lead to the execution of arbitrary files, information disclosure, and allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions.

2.  Impact Information


The Horde Application Framework is a general-purpose web application framework written in PHP, providing classes for handling preferences, compression, browser detection, connection tracking, MIME and more.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in the Horde Application Framework:

  • David Collins, Patrick Pelanne and the LLC support team discovered that the theme preference page does not sanitize POST variables for several options, allowing the insertion of NULL bytes and ".." sequences (CVE-2008-1284).
  • An error exists in the Horde API allowing users to bypass security restrictions.


The first vulnerability can be exploited by a remote attacker to read arbitrary files and by remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary files. The second vulnerability can be exploited by authenticated remote attackers to perform restricted operations.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Horde Application Framework users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-3.1.7"

All horde-groupware users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-groupware-1.0.5"

All horde-kronolith users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-kronolith-2.1.7"

All horde-mnemo users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.4: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-mnemo-2.1.2"

All horde-nag users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.5: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-nag-2.1.4"

All horde-webmail users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.6: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/horde-webmail-1.0.6"

4.  References


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