Gallery: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200811-02

Multiple vulnerabilities in Gallery may lead to execution of arbitrary code, disclosure of local files or theft of user's credentials.

Affected packages

www-apps/gallery on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.6
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.6
revision >= 1.5.9
revision >= 1.5.10


Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Gallery 1 and 2:

  • Digital Security Research Group reported a directory traversal vulnerability in contrib/phpBB2/modules.php in Gallery 1, when register_globals is enabled (CVE-2008-3600).
  • Hanno Boeck reported that Gallery 1 and 2 did not set the secure flag for the session cookie in an HTTPS session (CVE-2008-3662).
  • Alex Ustinov reported that Gallery 1 and 2 does not properly handle ZIP archives containing symbolic links (CVE-2008-4129).
  • The vendor reported a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Gallery 2 (CVE-2008-4130).


Remote attackers could send specially crafted requests to a server running Gallery, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code when register_globals is enabled, or read arbitrary files via directory traversals otherwise. Attackers could also entice users to visit crafted links allowing for theft of login credentials.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Gallery 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/gallery-2.2.6"

All Gallery 1 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/gallery-1.5.9"


Release date
November 09, 2008

Latest revision
May 28, 2009: 02



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