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Smarty: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201006-13 / smarty
Release Date June 02, 2010
Latest Revision June 02, 2010: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-php/smarty < 2.6.23 >= 2.6.23 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #212147, #243856, #270494


Multiple vulnerabilities in the Smarty template engine might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code.

2.  Impact Information


Smarty is a template engine for PHP.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Smarty:

  • The vendor reported that the modifier.regex_replace.php plug-in contains an input sanitation flaw related to the ASCII NUL character (CVE-2008-1066).
  • The vendor reported that the _expand_quoted_text() function in libs/Smarty_Compiler.class.php contains an input sanitation flaw via multiple vectors (CVE-2008-4810, CVE-2008-4811).
  • Nine:Situations:Group::bookoo reported that the smarty_function_math() function in libs/plugins/function.math.php contains input sanitation flaw (CVE-2009-1669).


These issues might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Smarty users should upgrade to an unaffected version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-php/smarty-2.6.23"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since June 2, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated June 02, 2010

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