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PHP "mb_send_mail()" "To:" Header Injection Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-28    Last Update:  2005-12-07    Views:  21,374

Secunia Advisory SA17763

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


s.masugata has reported a vulnerability in PHP, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to use it as an open mail relay.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error in the "mb_send_mail()" function. This can be exploited to inject arbitrary headers in a mail sent via a script calling the "mb_send_mail()" function where the "To" parameter can be controlled by the attacker.


Solution:
Update to version 5.1.0.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
s.masugata

Original Advisory:
The PHP Group:
http://www.php.net/release_5_1_0.php

s.masugata:
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=35307

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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