Buffer overflow in the user_filter_factory_create function in PHP before 5.2.2 has unknown impact and local attack vectors.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Official Statement from Red Hat (04/02/2008)
The PHP interpreter does not offer a reliable "sandboxed" security layer (as found in, say, a JVM) in which untrusted scripts can be run any script run by the PHP interpreter must be trusted with the privileges of the interpreter itself. This bug described in CVE-2007-2511 can only be triggered by a script author since no trust boundary is crossed, this issue is not treated as security-sensitive.
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