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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0985

Original release date: 09/24/2002
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Argument injection vulnerability in the mail function for PHP 4.x to 4.2.2 may allow attackers to bypass safe mode restrictions and modify command line arguments to the MTA (e.g. sendmail) in the 5th argument to mail(), altering MTA behavior and possibly executing commands.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
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: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:159
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:545
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030707 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.032] OpenPKG Security Advisory (php)
External Source: XF
Name: php-mail-safemode-bypass(9966)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020823 PHP: Bypass safe_mode and inject ASCII control chars with mail()
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2002:036
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:243
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:248
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:213
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:244
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:214
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2003:082
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2003-008.0
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-168
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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