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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2051

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


The escapeshellcmd API function in PHP before 5.2.6 has unknown impact and context-dependent attack vectors related to "incomplete multibyte chars."


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

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:126
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0582
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0546
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0505
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:125
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:128
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:014
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1578
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0544
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10256
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0545
External Source: BID
Name: 29009
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3606
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-07-31
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2503
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0176
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080527 rPSA-2008-0178-1 php php-mysql php-pgsql
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3864
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1412
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0178
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1572
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200811-05
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2268
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-128-01
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-628-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:127
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080502 CVE Request (PHP)
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

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10256
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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