phpWebSite: Local file inclusion — GLSA 200605-04

Remote attackers can include local files which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

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

Background

phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system.

Description

rgod has reported that the "hub_dir" parameter in "index.php" isn't properly verified. When "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled, this can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local ressources.

Impact

If "magic_quotes_gpc" is disabled, which is not the default on Gentoo Linux, a remote attacker could exploit this issue to include and execute PHP scripts from local ressources with the rights of the user running the web server, or to disclose sensitive information and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

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-0.10.2"

References

Release Date
May 02, 2006

Latest Revision
May 02, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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