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[ GLSA 200508-20 ] phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 17:02:13 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200508-20
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  Severity: High
     Title: phpGroupWare: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: August 30, 2005
      Bugs: #102379
        ID: 200508-20

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Synopsis
========

phpGroupWare is vulnerable to multiple issues ranging from information
disclosure to a potential execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

phpGroupWare is a multi-user groupware suite written in PHP.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /   Vulnerable   /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/phpgroupware     < 0.9.16.008              >= 0.9.16.008

Description
===========

phpGroupWare improperly validates the "mid" parameter retrieved via a
forum post. The current version of phpGroupWare also adds several
safeguards to prevent XSS issues, and disables the use of a potentially
vulnerable XML-RPC library.

Impact
======

A remote attacker may leverage the XML-RPC vulnerability to execute
arbitrary PHP script code. He could also create a specially crafted
request that will reveal private posts.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All phpGroupWare users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/phpgroupware-0.9.16.008"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2498
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-2498
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-2600
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-2600
  [ 3 ] Secunia Advisory SA16414
        http://secunia.com/advisories/16414

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200508-20.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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