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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4782

Original release date: 09/10/2007
Last revised: 08/21/2010


PHP before 5.2.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via (1) a long string in the pattern parameter to the glob function; or (2) a long string in the string parameter to the fnmatch function, accompanied by a pattern parameter value with undefined characteristics, as demonstrated by a "*[1]e" value. NOTE: this might not be a vulnerability in most web server environments that support multiple threads, unless these issues can be demonstrated for code execution.


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 disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/12/2007)
We do not consider this to be a security issue. For more information please see http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169857#c1 and http://www.php.net/security-note.php

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-628-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0505
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070904 PHP < 5.2.3 glob() denial of service
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0582
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0544
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:004
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10897
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:022
External Source: XF
Name: php-fnmatch-dos(36457)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:023
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200710-02
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070904 PHP < 5.2.3 fnmatch() denial of service
External Source: XF
Name: php-globfunction-dos(36461)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3109
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3864
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070905 PHP < 5.2.3 glob() denial of service
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0545
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 38686

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10897
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:php:php:5.2.3 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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