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Debian: New smarty packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 16 Mar 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that the regex module in Smarty, a PHP templating engine, allows attackers to call arbitrary PHP functions via templates using the regex_replace plugin by a specially crafted search string.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1520-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
March 16, 2008                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : smarty
Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1066
Debian Bug     : 469492

It was discovered that the regex module in Smarty, a PHP templating engine,
allows attackers to call arbitrary PHP functions via templates using the
regex_replace plugin by a specially crafted search string.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
2.6.14-1etch1.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.9-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
2.6.18-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your smarty package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.9-1sarge1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      870 3c1955d0151a53532dab661fb9a9b7b3
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.9.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   141694 4ee0048de6a9b35f1b11b458493327f2
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.9-1sarge1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     3502 b1835fb9b611eb5ef3f26f23c21fbdbb

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.9-1sarge1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   177048 39408bb8ec42a25956990f2e81bd2d7e


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      950 fa71b68819fe520b5616eec683276fdf
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   144986 9186796ddbc29191306338dea9d632a0
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     3814 8544db24358f72e091898f45c9fbc961

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184654 d2c9b4a558a052ab1c96bbdadfedafa5


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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