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CVE-2008-4107 Detail

Description

The (1) rand and (2) mt_rand functions in PHP 5.2.6 do not produce cryptographically strong random numbers, which allows attackers to leverage exposures in products that rely on these functions for security-relevant functionality, as demonstrated by the password-reset functionality in Joomla! 1.5.x and WordPress before 2.6.2, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, and CVE-2008-4102.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/18/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


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

Evaluator Solution

Download the latest version of PHP to fix this vulnerability: http://www.php.net/downloads.php

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/07/2017)

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red HatEnterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. For more information please see our bug for this issue: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462772

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122152830017099&w=2
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4271
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020869
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/09/wordpress-262/
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496237/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496287/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31115
http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-02.txt
http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-04.txt
http://www.sektioneins.de/advisories/SE-2008-05.txt
http://www.suspekt.org/2008/08/17/mt_srand-and-not-so-random-numbers/
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2553
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45956
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00607.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00629.html

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:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:4.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:4.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 4.4.8
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.0:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.0:beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.0:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:5.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 5.2.5

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4107
NVD Published Date:
09/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018