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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) PHP Heap Overflow in ereg Extension Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032156
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032156
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2305   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 5.4.39, 5.5.23, 5.6.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to an application to trigger a heap overflow in the ereg extension and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in the Henry Spencer regex library.

Only 32-bit systems are affected.

The original advisory is available at:

https://guidovranken.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/full-disclosure-heap-overflow-in-h-spencers-regex-library-on-32-bit-systems/

Guido Vranken reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2572-1

Vendor URL:  php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.7 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10

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Mar 19 2015 PHP Heap Overflow in ereg Extension Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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