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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4107

Original release date: 09/18/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The (1) rand and (2) mt_rand functions in PHP 5.2.6 do not produce cryptographically strong random numbers, which allows attackers to leverage exposures in products that rely on these functions for security-relevant functionality, as demonstrated by the password-reset functionality in Joomla! 1.5.x and WordPress before 2.6.2, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, and CVE-2008-4102.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Solution

Download the latest version of PHP to fix this vulnerability: http://www.php.net/downloads.php

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)
The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red HatEnterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. For more information please see our bug for this issue: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462772

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External Source: BID
Name: 31115
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080911 Advisory 05/2008: Wordpress user_login Column SQL Truncation Vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31737
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7760
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2553
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4271
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020869
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7902
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31870
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wordpress.org/development/2008/09/wordpress-262/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.suspekt.org/2008/08/17/mt_srand-and-not-so-random-numbers/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-02.txt
External Source: XF
Name: php-rand-mtrand-weak-security(45956)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-05.txt
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 48700
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-04.txt
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080911 Advisory 04/2008: Joomla Weak Random Password Reset Token Vulnerability
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080911 CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.7
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.6
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.5
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.9
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.8
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.7
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.6
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.5
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.11
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.10
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2::dev
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.1.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.1.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.1.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.1.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0:rc2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0:beta3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0:beta1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.7:rc4
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.7:rc3
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.7:rc2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.7
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.6
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.5
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.4:patch1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.3:patch1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.1:patch2
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.1:patch1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.0.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:4.4.8 and previous versions
Collapse Configuration 2Configuration 2
Collapse OROR
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.3
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.5 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.1.6
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.1.5
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.1.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.1.2
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.1.0
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.5
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.4
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.1
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.0:beta4
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.0:beta2
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.0.0:beta1
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