PPA functions.inc.php config[ppa_root_path] Variable Remote File Inclusion

2005-07-12T08:12:25
ID OSVDB:17836
Type osvdb
Reporter skdaemon porra(skdaemon@gmail.com)
Modified 2005-07-12T08:12:25

Description

Vulnerability Description

PPA contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. The issue is due to functions.inc.php not properly sanitizing user input supplied to the 'config[ppa_root_path]' variable. This may allow an attacker to include a file from a remote host that contains arbitrary commands which will be executed by the vulnerable script.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

PPA contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. The issue is due to functions.inc.php not properly sanitizing user input supplied to the 'config[ppa_root_path]' variable. This may allow an attacker to include a file from a remote host that contains arbitrary commands which will be executed by the vulnerable script.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.ppa.baiz.org/ Security Tracker: 1014436 Secunia Advisory ID:16011 CVE-2005-2199