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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0863

Original release date: 11/17/2003
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The php_check_safe_mode_include_dir function in fopen_wrappers.c of PHP 4.3.x returns a success value (0) when the safe_mode_include_dir variable is not specified in configuration, which differs from the previous failure value and may allow remote attackers to exploit file include vulnerabilities in PHP applications.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/30/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PHP as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. The PHP packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 contain a backported patch to address this issue since release. The issue was fixed upstream in PHP 4.3.3. The PHP packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 are based on fixed upstream versions.

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030716 PHP safe mode broken?
Type: Advisory

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