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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Compaq Secure Web Server Vendors:   HPE
(HP Issues Fix for CSWS) PHP 'memory_limit' Abort Feature Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011676
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011676
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0594   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 14 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2, 1.3, 2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP when compliled and running with 'memory_limit' enabled. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

e-matters reported that a remote user can submit a specially crafted HTTP POST request to interrupt the memory allocation process while the Zend HashTables are being allocated and initialized. The remote user can supply an arbitrary HashTable destructor pointer and execute arbitrary code.

Several portions of the PHP code are affected.

The vendor was reportedly notified on July 7, 2004.

The original advisory is available at:

http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/112004.html

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   HP has issued patch kits, available at:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/products/ips/apache/csws_patches.html

For CSWS Version 2.0:

CPQ-AXPVMS-CSWS20_UPDATE-V0100--4.PCSI_SFX_AXPEXE (CSWS 2.0 Update 1)
with
CSWS20_UPDATE-V0100_README.TXT (September 2004)

For CSWS Version 1.3:

CPQ-AXPVMS-CSWS13_UPDATE-V0600--4.PCSI-DCX-AXPEXE (CSWS 1.3 Update 6)
with
CSWS13_UPDATE-V0600_README.TXT (September 2004)

For CSWS Version 1.2:

CPQ-AXPVMS-CSWS12_UPDATE-V0800--4.PCSI-DCX-AXPEXE (CSWS 1.2 Update 8)
with
CSWS12_UPDATE-V0800_README.TXT (September 2004)

For CSWS_PHP Version 1.2:

CPQ-AXPVMS-CSWS_PHP12_UPDATE-V0100--4.PCSI_SFX_AXPEXE (CSWS_PHP 1.2 Update 1)

Vendor URL:  www.hp.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  OpenVMS
Underlying OS Comments:  7.2-2 or later

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 14 2004 PHP 'memory_limit' Abort Feature Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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