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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2687

Original release date: 08/05/2009
Last revised: 07/18/2011


The exif_read_data function in the Exif module in PHP before 5.2.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed JPEG image with invalid offset fields, a different issue than CVE-2005-3353.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/14/2010)
This issue was addressed in php packages shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0040.html

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1632
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-824-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35441
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 55222
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100152
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10695
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_10.php
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37482
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6655
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 40262
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:167
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36462
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:145
External Source: BID
Name: 35440
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=48378
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:017
External Source: XF
Name: php-exifreaddata-dos(51253)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1940

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10695
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6655
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.10

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