[ GLSA 201111-04 ] phpDocumentor: Function call injection

2011-11-21T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:27331
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-11-21T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201111-04


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: phpDocumentor: Function call injection Date: November 11, 2011 Bugs: #213318 ID: 201111-04


Synopsis

phpDocumentor bundles Smarty which contains an input sanitation flaw, allowing attackers to call arbitrary PHP functions.

Background

The phpDocumentor package provides automatic documenting of PHP API directly from the source.

Affected packages

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1 dev-php/PEAR-PhpDocumentor < 1.4.3-r1 >= 1.4.3-r1

Description

phpDocumentor bundles Smarty with the modifier.regex_replace.php plug-in which does not properly sanitize input related to the ASCII NUL character in a search string.

Impact

A remote attacker could call arbitrary PHP functions via templates.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All phpDocumentor users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=dev-php/PEAR-PhpDocumentor-1.4.3-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since February 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1066 http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2008-1066

Availability

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201111-04.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 https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2011 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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