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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4017

Original release date: 11/23/2009
Last revised: 07/18/2011


PHP before 5.2.12 and 5.3.x before 5.3.1 does not restrict the number of temporary files created when handling a multipart/form-data POST request, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion), and makes it easier for remote attackers to exploit local file inclusion vulnerabilities, via multiple requests, related to lack of support for the max_file_uploads directive.


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

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3593
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:305
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:303
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02543
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMA02568
External Source: MLIST
Name: [php-announce] 20091119 5.3.1 Release announcement
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091120 CVE request: php 5.3.1 update
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: php-multipart-formdata-dos(54455)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1940
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20091120 PHP "multipart/form-data" denial of service
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 PHP "multipart/form-data" denial of service
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_12.php
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/releases/5_3_1.php
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.acunetix.com/blog/websecuritynews/php-multipartform-data-denial-of-service/
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10483
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091120 Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 update
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6667

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10483
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6667
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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