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<glsa id="200712-05">
<title>PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure</title>
A vulnerability when handling database input in PEAR::MDB2 allows remote
attackers to obtain sensitive information.
<product type="ebuild">PEAR-MDB2</product>
<announced>December 09, 2007</announced>
<revised>December 09, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-php/PEAR-MDB2" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.5.0_alpha1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.5.0_alpha1</vulnerable>
PEAR::MDB2 is a database abstraction layer for PHP aimed to provide a
common API for all supported relational database management systems. A
LOB ("large object") is a database field holding binary data.
priyadi discovered that the request to store a URL string as a LOB is
treated as a request to retrieve and store the contents of the URL.
<impact type="normal">
If an application using PEAR::MDB2 allows input of LOB values via a web
form, remote attackers could use the application as an indirect proxy
or obtain sensitive information, including "file://" URLs local to the
web server.
As a workaround, manually filter input before storing it as a LOB in
All PEAR::MDB2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-php/PEAR-MDB2-2.5.0_alpha1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-5934</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:32:27 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 05 Dec 2007 01:58:28 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 05 Dec 2007 01:59:26 +0000">