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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3998

Original release date: 09/04/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The wordwrap function in PHP 4 before 4.4.8, and PHP 5 before 5.2.4, does not properly use the breakcharlen variable, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash, or infinite loop) via certain arguments, as demonstrated by a 'chr(0), 0, ""' argument set.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/05/2007)
This issue did not affect the versions of PHP as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:004
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26838
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-709
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26967
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1693
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:187
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0891
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28249
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0890
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30288
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28658
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26642
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://secweb.se/en/advisories/php-wordwrap-vulnerability/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27864
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1702
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3023
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-549-2
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1578
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0889
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/173043
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-549-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26895
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27545
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_4.php
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2007-0026
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26930
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26822
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26871
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.4
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10603
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-449.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27102
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27377
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200710-02
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1444

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10603
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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