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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
PHP magic_quotes_gpc() Error May Let Users Bypass Security Filtering
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021393
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5844   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 9 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 15 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A user may be able to bypass security filtering.

The magic_quotes_gpc() function may not function as expected.

Impact:   A user may be able to bypass character filtering.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:23:07 -0500
Subject:  PHP

>     *  Reverted bug fix Fixed bug #42718 that broke magic_quotes_gpc (Scott)


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