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CVE-2008-5624 Detail

Description

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not properly initialize the page_uid and page_gid global variables for use by the SAPI php_getuid function, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via variable settings that are intended to be restricted to root, as demonstrated by a setting of /etc for the error_log variable.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/17/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/17/2009)

We do not consider these to be security issues. For more details see http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169857#c1 and http://www.php.net/security-note.php

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/59 Exploit
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1789
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:045
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501376/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32688
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47318

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5624
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018