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<glsa id="200507-15">
<title>PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC</title>
PHP includes an XML-RPC implementation which allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary PHP script commands.
<product type="ebuild">PHP</product>
<announced>July 15, 2005</announced>
<revised>July 15, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-php/php" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.4.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.4.0</vulnerable>
PHP is a general-purpose scripting language widely used to develop
web-based applications. It can run inside a web server using the
mod_php module or the CGI version of PHP, or can run stand-alone in a
James Bercegay has discovered that the XML-RPC implementation in
PHP fails to sanitize input passed in an XML document, which is used in
an "eval()" statement.
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could exploit the XML-RPC vulnerability to
execute arbitrary PHP script code by sending specially crafted XML data
to applications making use of this XML-RPC implementation.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-php/php-4.4.0&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-1921</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 12 Jul 2005 20:30:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 12 Jul 2005 22:51:12 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 15 Jul 2005 13:35:35 +0000">