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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4625

Original release date: 09/12/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


PHP 4.x up to 4.4.4 and PHP 5 up to 5.1.6 allows local users to bypass certain Apache HTTP Server httpd.conf options, such as safe_mode and open_basedir, via the ini_restore function, which resets the values to their php.ini (Master Value) defaults.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.6 LOW
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/20/2006)
We do not consider these to be security issues. For more details 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: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060909 Re: PHP 5.1.6 / 4.4.4 Critical php_admin* bypass by ini_restore()
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMA02215
External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2006-38
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:059
External Source: BID
Name: 19933
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060913 Re: PHP 5.1.6 / 4.4.4 Critical php_admin* bypass by ini_restore()
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTU02232
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1991
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:185
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20060909 PHP 5.1.6 / 4.4.4 Critical php_admin* bypass by ini_restore()
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: php-inirestore-security-bypass(28853)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2374
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-362-1
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2006.023
External Source: SREASON
Name: 1519

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