Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469646
CVE-2008-4810 php-Smarty: PHP code execution via unescaped $ sign or double-quoted string
Last modified: 2008-11-11 05:12:04 EST
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-4810 to the following vulnerability:
The _expand_quoted_text function in libs/Smarty_Compiler.class.php in
Smarty 2.6.20 before r2797 allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary PHP code via vectors related to templates and (1) a
dollar-sign character, aka "php executed in templates;" and (2) a
double quoted literal string, aka a "function injection security
hole." NOTE: each vector affects slightly different SVN revisions.
These (this bug and bug #469648) bug descriptions are confusing in inaccurate as far as I can tell.
If I understand this correctly, revision 2784 added a new security bug which is not in the version of Smarty that is in Fedora. So therefore this is not a bug for Fedora.
Marking as NOTABUG.
Please reopen if I am missing something....
Christopher, thanks for checking. I did not have enough time to investigate closely, but filed the bug to make sure that you (as a maintainer) are aware.
Bit more reasoning why this CVE got assigned described here: