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[GLSA-200507-15] PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-15
(PHP: Script injection through XML-RPC)
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.
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 ">=dev-php/php-4.4.0"
Threat Level: High
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