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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5624

Original release date: 12/17/2008
Last revised: 10/31/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not properly initialize the page_uid and page_gid global variables for use by the SAPI php_getuid function, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via variable settings that are intended to be restricted to root, as demonstrated by a setting of /etc for the error_log variable.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/17/2009)
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: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:045
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02431
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081206 SecurityReason: PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload
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: SECUNIA
Name: 35003
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 50483
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20081205 PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35650
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 52207
External Source: XF
Name: php-getuid-safemode-bypass(47318)
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02465
External Source: BID
Name: 32688
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1789
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090085

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)