Debian Security Advisory

DLA-835-1 cakephp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4793.
More information:

Dawid Golunski from discovered that cakephp, an application development framework for PHP, contains a vulnerability that allows attackers to spoof the source IP address. It would allow them to bypass access control lists, or the injection of malicious data which, if treated as sanitized by an unaware CakePHP-based application, can lead to other vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, XSS or command injection.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.15-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your cakephp packages.

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