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CVE Reference: CVE-2008-5557

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2008-5557

Description:
Heap-based buffer overflow in ext/mbstring/libmbfl/filters/mbfilter_htmlent.c in the mbstring extension in PHP 4.3.0 through 5.2.6 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted string containing an HTML entity, which is not properly handled during Unicode conversion, related to the (1) mb_convert_encoding, (2) mb_check_encoding, (3) mb_convert_variables, and (4) mb_parse_str functions.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47525

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-04/msg00003.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00002.html

ST
  1021482

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA35074
  Secunia Advisory: SA35306
  Secunia Advisory: SA34642
  Secunia Advisory: SA35003
  Secunia Advisory: SA35650

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0350.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10286

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:045

HP
  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02029444
  http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
  http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2

FULLDISC
  http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2008-12/0477.html

FEDORA

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1789

CONFIRM
  http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.7
  http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
  http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=45722
  http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/ext/mbstring/libmbfl/filters/mbfilter_htmlent.c?r1=1.7&r2=1.8

CERT
  http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html

BUGTRAQ
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501376/100/0/threaded

BID
  32948

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html


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