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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0229

Original release date: 05/16/2002
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Safe Mode feature (safe_mode) in PHP 3.0 through 4.1.0 allows attackers with access to the MySQL database to bypass Safe Mode access restrictions and read arbitrary files using "LOAD DATA INFILE LOCAL" SQL statements.


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

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020203 PHP Safe Mode Filesystem Circumvention Problem
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020206 DW020203-PHP clarification
External Source: XF
Name: php-mysql-safemode-bypass(8105)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 4026
External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 20020203 PHP Safe Mode Filesystem Circumvention Problem
External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 20020206 DW020203-PHP clarification
External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 20020205 Re: PHP Safe Mode Filesystem Circumvention Problem

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