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CVE-2007-3998 Detail

Description

The wordwrap function in PHP 4 before 4.4.8, and PHP 5 before 5.2.4, does not properly use the breakcharlen variable, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash, or infinite loop) via certain arguments, as demonstrated by a 'chr(0), 0, ""' argument set.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/04/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/05/2007)

This issue did not affect the versions of PHP as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-01/msg00006.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0889.html
http://secweb.se/en/advisories/php-wordwrap-vulnerability/
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-449.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1444
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1578
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-02.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:187
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.4 Patch
http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_4.php
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0890.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0891.html
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0026/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-549-2
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-549-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3023
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1693
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1702
https://launchpad.net/bugs/173043
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10603
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-September/msg00354.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10603
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10603

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3998
NVD Published Date:
09/04/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017