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CVE-2006-5178 Detail

Description

Race condition in the symlink function in PHP 5.1.6 and earlier allows local users to bypass the open_basedir restriction by using a combination of symlink, mkdir, and unlink functions to change the file path after the open_basedir check and before the file is opened by the underlying system, as demonstrated by symlinking a symlink into a subdirectory, to point to a parent directory via .. (dot dot) sequences, and then unlinking the resulting symlink.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/10/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.2 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/04/2006)

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-October/049850.html Exploit
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1692
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016977 Exploit
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_082006.132.html Exploit Vendor Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:185
http://www.neosecurityteam.net/index.php?action=advisories&id=26
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/447649/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/448020/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/448953/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20326 Exploit
http://www.turbolinux.com/security/2006/TLSA-2006-38.txt
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3901
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29340

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.1:patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.1:patch2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.3:patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2:*:dev:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 5.1.6

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5178
NVD Published Date:
10/10/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018