phpWebSite: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC and SQL injection — GLSA 200508-21

phpWebSite is vulnerable to multiple issues which result in the execution of arbitrary code and SQL injection.

Affected Packages

www-apps/phpwebsite on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.10.2_rc2
Unaffected versions >= 0.10.2_rc2

Background

phpWebSite is a web site content management system.

Description

phpWebSite uses an XML-RPC library that improperly handles XML-RPC requests and responses with malformed nested tags. Furthermore, "matrix_killer" reported that phpWebSite is vulnerable to an SQL injection attack.

Impact

A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary PHP script code into eval() statements by sending a specially crafted XML document, and also inject SQL commands to access the underlying database directly.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All phpWebSite users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpwebsite-0.10.2_rc2"

References

Release Date
August 31, 2005

Latest Revision
August 31, 2005: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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