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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0595

Original release date: 07/27/2004
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The strip_tags function in PHP 4.x up to 4.3.7, and 5.x up to 5.0.0RC3, does not filter null (\0) characters within tag names when restricting input to allowed tags, which allows dangerous tags to be processed by web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Safari, which ignore null characters and facilitate the exploitation of cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
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-2004:395
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:392
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-531
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040722 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.034] OpenPKG Security Advisory (php)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-669
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20040714 Advisory 12/2004: PHP strip_tags() bypass vulnerability
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:405
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:068
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:816
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040713 Advisory 11/2004: PHP memory_limit remote vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040714 TSSA-2004-013 - php
External Source: BID
Name: 10724
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2004:021
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT4777
External Source: XF
Name: php-strip-tag-bypass(16692)
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2004:847
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200407-13
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10619

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10619
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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