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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1014

Original release date: 03/06/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Argument injection vulnerability in certain PHP 4.x and 5.x applications, when used with sendmail and when accepting remote input for the additional_parameters argument to the mb_send_mail function, allows context-dependent attackers to read and create arbitrary files by providing extra -C and -X arguments to sendmail. NOTE: it could be argued that this is a class of technology-specific vulnerability, instead of a particular instance; if so, then this should not be included in CVE.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.2 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.1
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Solution

This vulnerability affects all versions of PHP from 4.0.x through 5.1.x

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)
We do not consider these to be security issues: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169857#c1

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External Source: BID
Name: 16878
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19979
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060228 (PHP) mb_send_mail security bypass
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 23534
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0772
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18694
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:024

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