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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
PHP Calculation Error in init_request_info() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019958
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019958
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0599   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 11 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 2 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The init_request_info() function in 'sapi/cgi/cgi_main.c' incorrectly calculates the length of PATH_TRANSLATED. A remote user may be able to submit a specially crafted URL to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Ryan Permeh reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.2.6), available at:

http://www.php.net/downloads.php

Vendor URL:  www.php.net/releases/5_2_6.php (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 11 2008 (HP Issues Fix) PHP Calculation Error in init_request_info() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (security-alert@hp.com)
HP has released a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.
Jul 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Application Stack) PHP Calculation Error in init_request_info() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for for Red Hat Application Stack v2 for for Enterprise Linux 5.
Aug 1 2008 (Apple Issues Fix) PHP Calculation Error in init_request_info() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 2 May 2008 09:03:46 -0400
Subject:  PHP


http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php

Security Fixes

    * Fixed possible stack buffer overflow in FastCGI SAPI. (Andrei Nigmatulin)
    * Properly address incomplete multibyte chars inside escapeshellcmd() (Ilia, Stefan Esser)
    * Fixed security issue detailed in CVE-2008-0599. (Rasmus)
    * Fixed a safe_mode bypass in cURL identified by Maksymilian Arciemowicz. (Ilia)
    * Upgraded PCRE to version 7.6 (Nuno)

 
 


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