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PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure



PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure
PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200712-05
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure
      Date: December 09, 2007
      Bugs: #198446
        ID: 200712-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability when handling database input in PEAR::MDB2 allows
remote attackers to obtain sensitive information.

Background
=========
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.

Affected packages
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     Package            /    Vulnerable    /                Unaffected
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  1  dev-php/PEAR-MDB2     < 2.5.0_alpha1              >= 2.5.0_alpha1

Description
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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
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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.

Workaround
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As a workaround, manually filter input before storing it as a LOB in
PEAR::MDB2.

Resolution
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All PEAR::MDB2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-php/PEAR-MDB2-2.5.0_alpha1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-5934
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5934 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-05.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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