CVE-2008-4107 Detail

Current 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.


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Evaluator Solution

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-189 Numeric Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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
Source:
MITRE