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|Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200603-13 ] PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypas
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: PEAR-Auth: Potential authentication bypass (GLSA 200603-13)
Date: March 17, 2006
PEAR-Auth did not correctly verify data passed to the DB and LDAP containers, thus allowing to inject false credentials to bypass the authentication.
PEAR-Auth is a PEAR package that provides methods to create a PHP based authentication system.
Vulnerable: < 1.2.4
Unaffected: >= 1.2.4
Architectures: All supported architectures
Matt Van Gundy discovered that PEAR-Auth did not correctly validate data passed to the DB and LDAP containers.
A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to bypass the authentication mechanism by injecting specially crafted input to the underlying storage containers.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PEAR-Auth users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-php/PEAR-Auth-1.2.4"
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