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CVE-2008-7068 Detail

Description

The dba_replace function in PHP 5.2.6 and 4.x allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (file truncation) via a key with the NULL byte. NOTE: this might only be a vulnerability in limited circumstances in which the attacker can modify or add database entries but does not have permissions to truncate the file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/25/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-7068
Original release date:
08/25/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/27/2009)

This is not a security issue. A user with read and write access to a file can reasonably be expected to manipulate the contents of the file, including truncating it. Instead of using dba_replace(), a user could simply fopen() the file in write mode, which provides the same end-result.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/NEWS?r1=1.2027.2.547.2.1313&r2=1.2027.2.547.2.1314& Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/NEWS?r1=1.2027.2.547.2.1313&r2=1.2027.2.547.2.1314&
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/58 Exploit External Source SREASONRES 20081127 PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498981/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081206 Re: SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498982/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081206 Re: SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498746/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20081127 SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47316 External Source XF php-dbareplace-file-corruption(47316)

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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0:beta_4_patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.3:patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.4:patch1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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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:4.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2:*:dev:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:4.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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