Directory traversal vulnerability in the installer in PEAR 1.0 through 1.5.3 allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence in the (1) install-as attribute in the file element in package.xml 1.0 or the (2) as attribute in the install element in package.xml 2.0. NOTE: it could be argued that this does not cross privilege boundaries in typical installations, since the code being installed could perform the same actions.
Published 2007-05-22 19:30:00
Updated 2017-07-29 01:31:31
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-2519

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 93 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-2519

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

Vendor statements for CVE-2007-2519

  • Red Hat 2007-05-24
    Installation of a PEAR package from an untrusted source could allow malicious code to be installed and potentially executed by the root user. This is true regardless of the existence of this particular bug in the PEAR installer, so the bug would not be treated as security-sensitive. As when handling system RPM packages, the root user must always ensure that any packages installed are from a trusted source and have been packaged correctly.

Products affected by CVE-2007-2519

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