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CVE-2006-5465 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in PHP before 5.2.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted UTF-8 inputs to the (1) htmlentities or (2) htmlspecialchars functions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/03/2006      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20061101-01-P External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-11-28 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0736 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200703-21 External Source SECTRACK 1017152 External Source SECTRACK 1017296 External Source CONFIRM External Source CISCO 20070425 PHP HTML Entity Encoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability in Multiple Web-Based Management Interfaces External Source CISCO 20070425 Cisco Applied Intelligence Response: Identifying and Mitigating Exploitation of the PHP HTML Entity Encoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability in Multiple Web-Based Management Interfaces External Source DEBIAN DSA-1206 External Source MISC External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:196 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:067 External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.028 External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0730 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0731 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061102 Advisory 13/2006: PHP HTML Entity Encoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability External Source BUGTRAQ 20061109 rPSA-2006-0205-1 php php-mysql php-pgsql External Source BUGTRAQ 20061129 SYM06-023, Symantec NetBackup PureDisk: PHP update to Address Reported Security Vulnerability External Source BID 20879 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0061 External Source TURBO TLSA-2006-38 External Source UBUNTU USN-375-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA06-333A External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4317 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4749 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4750 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1546 External Source XF php-htmlentities-bo(29971) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10240

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