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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Compaq Secure Web Server Vendors:   HPE
HP Secure Web Server for Tru64 UNIX XMLRPC Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary PHP Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015336
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015336
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1921   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 9 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.4.1 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP's Secure Web Server for Tru64 UNIX when running PHP/XMLRPC. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The parseRequest() function in PHPXMLRPC does not properly validate user-supplied input before making an eval() call. A remote user can create a specially crafted XML file and submit the file in an HTTP POST request to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target system.

The underlying vulnerability, which resides in XML-RPC for PHP, was reported in June 2005 [Alert ID 1014327] and was discovered by James from GulfTech Security Research.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fixed version (Secure Web Server 6.4.1a for Tru64 UNIX).

Kit Location: http://h30097.www3.hp.com/internet/download.htm

Kit File: sws_v6_4_1a.tar.gz

Kit MD5 Checksum: 3000048bb9e39b02e95628741f62e37b

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00576921

Vendor URL:  www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00576921 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Tru64)

Message History:   None.


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