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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0986

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


The mail function in PHP 4.x to 4.2.2 does not filter ASCII control characters from its arguments, which could allow remote attackers to modify mail message content, including mail headers, and possibly use PHP as a "spam proxy."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2002:036
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:545
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2003-008.0
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030707 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.032] OpenPKG Security Advisory (php)
External Source: XF
Name: php-mail-ascii-injection(9959)
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:214
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-168
External Source: BID
Name: 5562
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:159
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:248
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:244
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:213
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#410609
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2003:082
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020823 PHP: Bypass safe_mode and inject ASCII control chars with mail()
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:243

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