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XML-RPC for PHP Remote Code Injection Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

June 29, 2005

Description

XML-RPC for PHP is affected by a remote code-injection vulnerability. An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary commands or code in the context of the webserver. This may facilitate various attacks, including unauthorized remote access. XML-RPC for PHP 1.1 and prior versions are affected by this issue. Other applications using this library are also affected.

Technologies Affected

  • Ampache Ampache 3.2.0
  • Ampache Ampache 3.2.1
  • Ampache Ampache 3.2.2
  • Ampache Ampache 3.2.3
  • Ampache Ampache 3.2.4
  • Ampache Ampache 3.3.0
  • Ampache Ampache 3.3.1
  • BLOG:CMS BLOG:CMS 3.6.2
  • BLOG:CMS BLOG:CMS 3.6.4
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.7.2
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.8.0 .0.2
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.8.0 .0.3
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.8.0 .0.4
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.8.0 .0.5
  • CivicSpace Labs CivicSpace 0.8.1
  • Conectiva Linux 10.0.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0.0
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 alpha
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 arm
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 hppa
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 ia-32
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 ia-64
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 m68k
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 mips
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 mipsel
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 ppc
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 s/390
  • Debian Linux 3.0.0 sparc
  • Drupal Drupal 4.5.0
  • Drupal Drupal 4.5.1
  • Drupal Drupal 4.5.2
  • Drupal Drupal 4.5.3
  • Drupal Drupal 4.6.0
  • Drupal Drupal 4.6.1
  • FreeMed Software FreeMed 0.8.0 .0
  • FreeMed Software FreeMed 0.8.1
  • HP Tru64 5.1.0 A PK6
  • HP Tru64 5.1.0 B-2 PK4
  • HP Tru64 5.1.0 B-3
  • MAXdev MD-Pro 1.0.72
  • MailWatch for MailScanner MailWatch for MailScanner 0.4.0
  • MailWatch for MailScanner MailWatch for MailScanner 0.5.0
  • MailWatch for MailScanner MailWatch for MailScanner 0.5.1
  • MailWatch for MailScanner MailWatch for MailScanner 1.0.0
  • MandrakeSoft Corporate Server 3.0.0
  • MandrakeSoft Corporate Server 3.0.0 x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.0.0
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.0.0 amd64
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.1.0
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.1.0 x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.2.0
  • MandrakeSoft Linux Mandrake 10.2.0 x86_64
  • MySQL AB Eventum 1.5.4
  • Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS 3.0.0
  • Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS 3.0.0 1
  • Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS 3.0.0 RC
  • Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS 3.1.0
  • Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS 3.2.0
  • PEAR XML_RPC 1.3.0
  • PEAR XML_RPC 1.3.0 RC1
  • PEAR XML_RPC 1.3.0 RC2
  • PEAR XML_RPC 1.3.0 RC3
  • PHP PHP 4.0.0 0
  • PHP PHP 4.0.1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.1 pl1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.1 pl2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.3
  • PHP PHP 4.0.3 pl1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.4
  • PHP PHP 4.0.5
  • PHP PHP 4.0.6
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC3
  • PHP PHP 4.1.0 .0
  • PHP PHP 4.1.1
  • PHP PHP 4.1.2
  • PHP PHP 4.2.0 -dev
  • PHP PHP 4.2.0 .0
  • PHP PHP 4.2.1
  • PHP PHP 4.2.2
  • PHP PHP 4.2.3
  • PHP PHP 4.3.0
  • PHP PHP 4.3.1
  • PHP PHP 4.3.10
  • PHP PHP 4.3.11
  • PHP PHP 4.3.2
  • PHP PHP 4.3.3
  • PHP PHP 4.3.4
  • PHP PHP 4.3.5
  • PHP PHP 4.3.6
  • PHP PHP 4.3.7
  • PHP PHP 4.3.8
  • PHP PHP 4.3.9
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.2.0
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.2.1
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.2.2
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.1
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.10
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.11 _rc2
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.11 _rc3
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.2
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.3
  • PHP-Wiki PHP-Wiki 1.3.9
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.12
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.13
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .001
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .002
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .003
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .004
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .005
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .006
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.14 .007
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 .000
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 .002
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 .003
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 .005
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 .006
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 RC1
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 RC2
  • PHPGroupWare PHPGroupWare 0.9.16 RC3
  • PostNuke Development Team PostNuke 0.75.0
  • PostNuke Development Team PostNuke 0.76.0 RC4
  • PostNuke Development Team PostNuke 0.76.0 RC4a
  • PostNuke Development Team PostNuke 0.76.0 RC4b
  • RedHat Desktop 3.0.0
  • RedHat Desktop 4.0.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 3
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 4
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 3
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 4
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 3
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4
  • RedHat Fedora Core1
  • RedHat Fedora Core2
  • RedHat Fedora Core3
  • RedHat Fedora Core4
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Desktop 1.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 8.2.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.0.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.1.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.1.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.2.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.2.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.3.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 9.3.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 8.2.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.0.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.1.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.1.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.2.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.2.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.3.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 9.3.0 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Novell Linux Desktop 9.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. Open-Enterprise-Server 9.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux School Server for i386
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux Standard Server 8.0.0
  • S9Y Serendipity 0.8.0
  • S9Y Serendipity 0.8.0 -beta5
  • S9Y Serendipity 0.8.0 -beta6
  • S9Y Serendipity 0.8.0 -beta6 Snapshot
  • S9Y Serendipity 0.8.1
  • SGI ProPack 3.0.0 SP6
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.0
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.0 dev1
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.0 dev2
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.0 dev3
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.1
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.2
  • Seagull PHP Framework Seagull PHP Framework 0.4.3
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.6.1
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.1 .1
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.2
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.3
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.4
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.5
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.6
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.7
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.8
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.7.9
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.8.0
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.8.1
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.8.2
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.8.3
  • TikiWiki Project TikiWiki 1.8.4
  • Trustix Secure Enterprise Linux 2.0.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.1.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.2.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 3.0.0
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1.0 ia32
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1.0 ia64
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1.0 ppc
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.0.0 4 amd64
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.0.0 4 i386
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.0.0 4 powerpc
  • WordPress WordPress 0.7.0
  • WordPress WordPress 0.71.0
  • WordPress WordPress 1.2.0
  • WordPress WordPress 1.2.1
  • WordPress WordPress 1.2.2
  • WordPress WordPress 1.5.0
  • WordPress WordPress 1.5.1
  • WordPress WordPress 1.5.1 .2
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.0.0
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.0.0 1
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.0.0 2
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.0.99
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.0.99 .2
  • XML-RPC for PHP XML-RPC for PHP 1.1.0
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.0
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.1
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.10
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.11
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.12
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.2
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.3
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.5
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.5 .1
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.5 .2
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.9 .2
  • Xoops Xoops 2.0.9 .3
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.2
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.2 .2
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.6
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.6 .1
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.6 .2
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.7
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.8.9
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.03
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.05
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.08
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.09
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.10
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.11
  • b2evolution b2evolution 0.9.0 .0.12
  • eGroupWare eGroupWare 1.0.0 .0.007
  • eGroupWare eGroupWare 1.0.1
  • eGroupWare eGroupWare 1.0.3
  • eGroupWare eGroupWare 1.0.6
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2 dev 09102001
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2 dev 30092001
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2.0.0 beta 5
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2.0.0 beta 6
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2.0.4 -pr1
  • phpAdsNew phpAdsNew 2.0.4 -pr2
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.0
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.0 -alpha 1
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.0 -alpha 2
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.0 a
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.1
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.2
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.3
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.4
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.5
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.6
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.7
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.4.8
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 Beta3
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 RC1
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 RC2
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 RC3
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 RC4
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 alpha1
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 alpha2
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 beta1
  • phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ 1.5.0 beta2
  • phpPgAds phpPgAds 2.0.0
  • phpPgAds phpPgAds 2.0.6
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.10.0
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.10.1
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.9.3
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.9.3 -1
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.9.3 -2
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.9.3 -3
  • phpWebsite phpWebsite 0.9.3 -4

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

Restrict access to the affected service at the network perimeter. Permit access for trusted computers and networks only.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy a network intrusion detection sensor between the network perimeter and the affected service. Flag on all requests that appear to be anomalous. Audit logs regularly for indications of potential attacks.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Run server applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality. This can reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities.
Please see the referenced advisories for more information.

Credits

Discovery is credited to James from GulfTech Security Research.
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