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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.62

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.62
Posted Nov 5, 2008
Authored by Pardus Linux, Pardus

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-62 - A vulnerability has been reported in Smarty, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions. Versions below 2.6.20-6-3 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux
MD5 | d41e6f946a975b412df3725b0cf77593

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.62

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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-62 security@pardus.org.tr
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Date: 2008-11-05
Severity: 1
Type: Remote
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Summary
=======

A vulnerability has been reported in Smarty, which can be exploited by
malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.


Description
===========

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing data with
embedded variables. This can be exploited to potentially execute
arbitrary PHP code.



Affected packages:

Pardus 2008:
Smarty, all before 2.6.20-6-3


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for Smarty. You can update them via Package Manager
or with a single command from console:

pisi up Smarty

References
==========

* http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=8567
* http://code.google.com/p/smarty-php/source/diff?spec=svn2797&r=2797&format=side&path=/trunk/libs/Smarty_Compiler.class.php
* http://smarty-php.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/NEWS

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Pardus Security Team
http://security.pardus.org.tr


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