TikiWiki: Arbitrary command execution — GLSA 200501-41

A bug in TikiWiki allows certain users to upload and execute malicious PHP scripts.

Affected Packages

www-apps/tikiwiki on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.5
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.5

Background

TikiWiki is a web-based groupware and content management system (CMS), using PHP, ADOdb and Smarty.

Description

TikiWiki does not validate files uploaded to the "temp" directory.

Impact

A malicious user could run arbitrary commands on the server by uploading and calling a PHP script.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TikiWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.8.5"

References

Release Date
January 30, 2005

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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