Bug 165846 - CAN-2005-2498 PHP PEAR:XMLRPC eval code injection
CAN-2005-2498 PHP PEAR:XMLRPC eval code injection
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: php (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-08-12 16:03 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-748
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Last Closed: 2005-08-19 13:38:12 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-08-12 16:03:26 EDT
This issue was discovered by Stefan Esser:

This time it is not an escaping issue, but a logical error that allows
an attacker to nest XML tags in a way, that a single doublequote will be
appended to the eval string. The next string tag will add another
doublequote, then the string data and a closing doublequote. It should
be obvious that this means the stringdata is not handled as string but
as actual code due to this.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-08-12 16:04:19 EDT
This issue should also affect RHEL3
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-08-15 09:10:04 EDT
This issue is now public:
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-19 13:38:12 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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