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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2665

Original release date: 06/19/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in the posix_access function in PHP 5.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via a .. (dot dot) in an http URL, which results in the URL being canonicalized to a local filename after the safe_mode check has successfully run.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (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 unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/26/2008)
We do not consider these to be security issues. For more details see http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169857#c1 and http://www.php.net/security-note.php

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External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090192
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02431
External Source: BID
Name: 29797
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3941
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35074
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020327
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02465
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1297
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090302 rPSA-2009-0035-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl
External Source: XF
Name: php-posixaccess-security-bypass(43196)
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090085
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200811-05
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32746
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133A
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20080617 PHP 5.2.6 posix_access() (posix ext) safe_mode bypass
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35650

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