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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5625

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

Overview

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not enforce the error_log safe_mode restrictions when safe_mode is enabled through a php_admin_flag setting in httpd.conf, which allows context-dependent attackers to write to arbitrary files by placing a "php_value error_log" entry in a .htaccess file.

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 (03/31/2009)
We do not consider this to be a security issue. 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: 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: SREASONRES
Name: 20081120 PHP 5.2.6 (error_log) safe_mode bypass
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35650
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02431
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02465
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:045
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081120 SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 (error_log) safe_mode bypass
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 52205
External Source: BID
Name: 32383
External Source: XF
Name: php-error-safemode-bypass(47314)
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 7171

Technical Details

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