Gallery: Privilege escalation vulnerability — GLSA 200406-10

There is a vulnerability in the Gallery photo album software which may allow an attacker to gain administrator privileges within Gallery.

Affected Packages

www-apps/gallery on all architectures
Affected versions <= 1.4.3_p1
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.3_p2

Background

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.

Description

There is a vulnerability in the Gallery photo album software which may allow an attacker to gain administrator privileges within Gallery. A Gallery administrator has full access to all albums and photos on the server, thus attackers may add or delete photos at will.

Impact

Attackers may gain full access to all Gallery albums. There is no risk to the webserver itself, or the server on which it runs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution

All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Gallery.

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.3_p2"
 # emerge ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.3_p2"

References

Release Date
June 15, 2004

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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