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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      Last Modified:  12/17/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5624
Original release date:
12/17/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2 External Source HP SSRT090085
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02465
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/59 Exploit External Source SREASONRES 20081205 PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1789 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1789
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:045 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:045
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7 External Source CONFIRM http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498985/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20081206 SecurityReason: PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501376/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20090302 rPSA-2009-0035-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32688 External Source BID 32688
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47318 External Source XF php-getuid-safemode-bypass(47318)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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