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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
PHP mb_strcut() May Disclose Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024737
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024737
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4156   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3.3 and prior 5.3.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A user can supply a specially crafted 'length' parameter to the mb_strcut() function in 'ext/mbstring/libmbfl/mbfl/mbfilter.c' to cause the system to disclose potentially sensitive information.

The specific impact depends on the applications that use the vulnerable function.

Mateusz Kocielski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via SVN.
Vendor URL:  www.php.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 3 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PHP mb_strcut() May Disclose Potentially Sensitive Information
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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