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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:10:06 +1100
From: Murray McAllister <>
CC: Pedro Ribeiro <>, Jan Schneider <>,
        Salvatore Bonaccorso <>,
        Seth Arnold <>,,,
Subject: Re: Remote code execution in horde < 5.1.1

On 01/28/2014 09:10 PM, Pedro Ribeiro wrote:
> Hi,
> There is a remote code execution bug in horde affecting all versions from
> at least horde 3.1.x to 5.1.1.
> This has been fixed in commit
> Also check changelog
> Can you please assign a CVE for this issue?
> Thanks in advance.
> PS: while I discovered this bug independently reviewing horde3 code, the
> full credit should go to the horde maintainers as they discovered and fixed
> it first on horde5.
> Regards
> Pedro


In Fedora there is horde and php-horde-Horde-Util:

I am not familiar with Horde or know the difference between those 
packages, whether one is an older version and the other providing 
equivalent functionality to version 5. The github commit in the original 
message is in php-horde-Horde-Util for us.

The same vulnerability is in our horde package too, but I could not find 
this (horde-3.3.13/lib/Horde/Variables.php) in github:

21 class Variables {
23     var $_vars;
24     var $_expectedVariables = array();
26     function Variables($vars = array())
27     {
28         if (is_null($vars)) {
29             $vars = Util::dispelMagicQuotes($_REQUEST);
30         }
31         if (isset($vars['_formvars'])) {
32             $this->_expectedVariables = @unserialize($vars['_formvars']);
33             unset($vars['_formvars']);
34         }
35         $this->_vars = $vars;

Mailing here in case anyone else is shipping in a similar way (or if 
another CVE is needed?).


Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team

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