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CVE-2007-4887 Detail

Description

The dl function in PHP 5.2.4 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long string in the library parameter. NOTE: there are limited usage scenarios under which this would be a vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/13/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Mandriva (09/18/2007)

Because the argument passed to the dl() function are always under the control of the author, Mandriva does not consider this a security issue.

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/14/2007)

The argument passed to the dl() function must always be under the control of the script author. We therefore do not consider this to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01345501
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3133
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0242
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-02.xml
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.5
http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_5.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/478985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/478988/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/491693/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26403
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3825
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0398
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1943
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5767

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5767
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5767

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 5.2.4

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4887
NVD Published Date:
09/13/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018