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eGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200805-04 / egroupware
Release Date May 07, 2008
Latest Revision May 07, 2008: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/egroupware < 1.4.004 >= 1.4.004 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #214212, #218625


Multiple vulnerabilities in eGroupWare may lead to execution of arbitrary PHP code, the ability to upload malicious files and cross-site scripting attacks.

2.  Impact Information


eGroupWare is a suite of web-based group applications including calendar, address book, messenger and email.


A vulnerability has been reported in FCKEditor due to the way that file uploads are handled in the file editor/filemanager/upload/php/upload.php when a filename has multiple file extensions (CVE-2008-2041). Another vulnerability exists in the _bad_protocol_once() function in the file phpgwapi/inc/, which allows remote attackers to bypass HTML filtering (CVE-2008-1502).


The first vulnerability can be exploited to upload malicious files and execute arbitrary PHP code provided that a directory is writable by the webserver. The second vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers via a specially crafted URL in order to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All eGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/egroupware-1.4.004"

4.  References


Page updated May 07, 2008

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