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CVE-2009-4018 Detail

Description

The proc_open function in ext/standard/proc_open.c in PHP before 5.2.11 and 5.3.x before 5.3.1 does not enforce the (1) safe_mode_allowed_env_vars and (2) safe_mode_protected_env_vars directives, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute programs with an arbitrary environment via the env parameter, as demonstrated by a crafted value of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/29/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4018
Original release date:
11/29/2009
Last revised:
09/18/2017
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 (11/30/2009)

We do not consider safe_mode / open_basedir restriction bypass issues being security sensitive. 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://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=49026 Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=49026
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=127680701405735&w=2 External Source HP SSRT100152
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125886770008678&w=2 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091122 Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 update
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125897935330618&w=2 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091123 Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 - proc_open() bypass PHP Bug #49026 [was: Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 update]
http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=286360 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=286360
http://svn.php.net/viewvc/php/php-src/branches/PHP_5_2/ext/standard/proc_open.c?r1=286360&r2=286359&pathrev=286360 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://svn.php.net/viewvc/php/php-src/branches/PHP_5_2/ext/standard/proc_open.c?r1=286360&r2=286359&pathrev=286360
http://svn.php.net/viewvc/php/php-src/branches/PHP_5_3/ext/standard/proc_open.c?r1=286360&r2=286359&pathrev=286360 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://svn.php.net/viewvc/php/php-src/branches/PHP_5_3/ext/standard/proc_open.c?r1=286360&r2=286359&pathrev=286360
http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=emr_na-c02512995 External Source HP SSRT100219
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:303 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:303
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/23/15 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091123 Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 - proc_open() bypass PHP Bug #49026 [was: Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 update]
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php External Source CONFIRM http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37138 External Source BID 37138
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7256 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7256

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7256
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7256

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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