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PHP Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-11-12    Last Update:  2009-02-13    Views:  15,896

Secunia Advisory SA27648

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Unknown, Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities and weaknesses have been reported in PHP, where some have unknown impacts and others can be exploited to bypass certain security restrictions.

1) Various errors exist in the "htmlentities" and "htmlspecialchars" functions where partial multibyte sequences are not accepted.

2) Various boundary errors exist in the "fnmatch()", "setlocale()", and "glob()" functions and can be exploited to cause buffer overflows.

3) An error in the processing of the "mail.force_extra_parameters" directive within an ".htaccess" file can be exploited to bypass the "safe_mode" directive.

4) An error in the handling of variables can be exploited to overwrite values set in httpd.conf via the "ini_set()" function.


Solution:
Update to version 5.2.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits:
1) Rasmus Lerdorf
2) Laurent Gaffie
3) SecurityReason

Original Advisory:
PHP:
http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_5.php

SecurityReason:
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/47

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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