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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
(Apple Issues Fix for Apple OS X) PHP __wakeup() Use-After-Free Memory Error in unserialize() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033714
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033714
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2787   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 1 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 10.11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. Apple OS X is affected.

A remote user can supply specially crafted data to a script that uses the __wakeup() function to trigger a use-after-free memory error in unserialize() and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

taoguangchen at icloud.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the PHP application.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for Apple OS X (10.11).

The Apple advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205267

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT205267 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 4 2015 PHP __wakeup() Use-After-Free Memory Error in unserialize() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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