Tikiwiki: Arbitrary command execution — GLSA 200609-16

Tikiwiki contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability as well as a second vulnerability which may allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-apps/tikiwiki on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.9.5
Unaffected versions >= 1.9.5

Background

Tikiwiki is a web-based groupware and content management system, developed with PHP, ADOdb and Smarty.

Description

A vulnerability in jhot.php allows for an unrestricted file upload to the img/wiki/ directory. Additionally, an XSS exists in the highlight parameter of tiki-searchindex.php.

Impact

An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the web server by uploading a file and executing it via a filepath parameter. The XSS could be exploited to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Tikiwiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --oneshot --verbose --ask ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.9.5"

References

Release Date
September 26, 2006

Latest Revision
September 26, 2006: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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