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CVE-2007-5900 Detail

Description

PHP before 5.2.5 allows local users to bypass protection mechanisms configured through php_admin_value or php_admin_flag in httpd.conf by using ini_set to modify arbitrary configuration variables, a different issue than CVE-2006-4625.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/20/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5900
Original release date:
11/20/2007
Last revised:
03/07/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/21/2007)

The PHP interpreter does not offer a reliable "sandboxed" security layer (as found in, say, a JVM) in which untrusted scripts can be run; any script run by the PHP interpreter must be trusted with the privileges of the interpreter itself. We therefore do not classify this issue as security-sensitive since no trust boundary is crossed.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=41561 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=41561
http://securitytracker.com/id?1018934 External Source SECTRACK 1018934
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0242 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0242
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.5 External Source CONFIRM http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.5
http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_5.php External Source CONFIRM http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_5.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491693/100/0/threaded External Source HP HPSBUX02332
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1943 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1943

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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

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