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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2050

Original release date: 05/05/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Stack-based buffer overflow in the FastCGI SAPI (fastcgi.c) in PHP before 5.2.6 has unknown impact and attack vectors.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/22/2008)
This issue does not affect the version of PHP shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. We do not consider this issue to be a security flaw for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 since no trust boundary is crossed. More information can be found here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2050

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080502 CVE Request (PHP)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:014
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-07-31
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:022
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1572
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-628-1
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-128-01
External Source: BID
Name: 29009
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/sapi/cgi/fastcgi.c?r1=1.44&r2=1.45&diff_format=u
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2268
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2503
External Source: XF
Name: php-fastcgisapi-bo(42133)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200811-05
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:023
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1412
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080523 rPSA-2008-0176-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0176

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