phpWebSite: Arbitrary PHP execution and path disclosure — GLSA 200503-04

Remote attackers can upload and execute arbitrary PHP scripts, another flaw reveals the full path of scripts.

Affected Packages

www-apps/phpwebsite on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.10.0-r2
Unaffected versions >= 0.10.0-r2

Background

phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system.

Description

NST discovered that, when submitting an announcement, uploaded files aren't correctly checked for malicious code. They also found out that phpWebSite is vulnerable to a path disclosure.

Impact

A remote attacker can exploit this issue to upload files to a directory within the web root. By calling the uploaded script the attacker could then execute arbitrary PHP code with the rights of the web server. By passing specially crafted requests to the search module, remote attackers can also find out the full path of PHP scripts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest available version:

 # emerge --sync 
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.0-r2"

References

Release Date
March 01, 2005

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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