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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:17:00 +0000
From: Pedro Ribeiro <>
To: Ralf Becker <>
	Egidio Romano <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: remote code execution in egroupware <= 1.8.005

On 19 February 2014 18:10, Ralf Becker <> wrote:
> Hi,
> my remarks to your questions as developer of EGroupware and the fixes
> included in 1.8.006:
> Am 19.02.14 16:41, schrieb
>>> I have discovered a remote code execution via php unserialize in egroupware
>>> <= 1.8.005.
>> Use CVE-2014-2027.
>>> Security: fixed arbitrary file overwrite and remote code execution
>>> reported by Pedro Ribeiro ( of Agile Information
>>> Security
>> We could not immediately determine whether the egroupware-1.8.005.txt
>> disclosure means that:
>>   Arbitrary file overwrite in __destruct:
>>   Remote code execution in __destruct:
>> are both exploitable only as a consequence of unsafe unserialize use.
> Removing PHP unserialization removes the thread, as all these values got
> not stored. So passing PHP serialized data to 1.8.006 code only gives an
> error, as json_unserialize does not understand it.
>> If eliminating the unsafe unserialize use would not completely address
>> those issues, additional CVE IDs may be needed.
>> There are no new CVE assignments yet for possible other issues in the
>> changelog entry, such as:
>>   CalDAV/Calendar: fixed permanent auth request in iCal, if
>>   accountselection is set to "selectbox with groupmembers" and rights
>>   granted from group without being a member
> This is NOT security relevant, server-side errors / exceptions cause
> basic auth requests as a means to show to user something went wrong.
>>   SiteMgr: fixed not working anonymous user and using now a random
>>   password
> This is a hardening included in 1.8.005 by no longer using a static
> password for anonymous user, but setting up a random one during
> installation time.
> So I dont think further CVE's are needed.
> Ralf
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As a further comment on this, Egidio Romano has pointed out that the
code execution example is not exploitable. However the file deletion
issue still is fully exploitable.
Egroupware contains lots of classes with magic methods, some of which
might be exploitable (I haven't tested them all). Therefore I am
changing this to a POSSIBLE remote code execution instead of a
definite code execution.

Thanks to Egidio for pointing it out and validating my advisory. I've
updated the advisory in the repository.


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