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CVE-2010-0397 Detail


The xmlrpc extension in PHP 5.3.1 does not properly handle a missing methodName element in the first argument to the xmlrpc_decode_request function, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted argument.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/16/2010

Evaluator Description

Per: Improper Check for Unusual or Exceptional Conditions CWE-754

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/22/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-08-24-1 External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:012 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:013 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:017 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:068 Exploit External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20100312 CVE-2010-0397: NULL pointer dereference in PHP's xmlrpc extension External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0919 Exploit External Source BID 38708 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0724 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-3081

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