phpGroupWare calendar file include

phpgroupware-calendar-file-include (13489) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Joseph Engo's phpGroupWare could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the calendar module. A remote attacker can place a malicious code on a remote Web server with a specially-crafted holiday file, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the visitors system with privileges of the Web server.


Gain Access


For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest version of phpgroupware (0.9.14-0.RC3.2.woody3 or later), as listed in DSA-419-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • phpGroupWare Web site: phpGroupWare :: Download phpGroupWare.
  • BID-12074: PHPGroupWare Tables_Update.Inc.PHP Remote File Include Vulnerability
  • BID-9387: PHPGroupWare Calendar Module Server Side Script Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0016: The calendar module for phpgroupware 0.9.14 does not enforce the save extension feature for holiday files, which allows remote attackers to create and execute PHP files.
  • CVE-2004-2573: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in in phpGroupWare and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via an external URL in the appdir parameter.
  • DSA-419: phpgroupware -- missing filename sanitising
  • OSVDB ID: 6860: phpGroupWare Calendar Module Holiday File Save Extension Feature Arbitrary File Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 7599: phpGroupWare Arbitrary Command Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Joseph Engo phpGroupWare prior to


Oct 21, 2003

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