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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
PHP mail() Function Lets Remote Users Inject E-mail Headers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017946
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017946
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1718   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 5 2007
Original Entry Date:  Apr 20 2007
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.4.6 and prior 4.x versions, 5.2.1 and prior 5.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP in the mail() function. A remote user can inject e-mail headers

The mail() function does not properly process folded mail headers. A remote user can exploit this to inject e-mail headers into the 'To' and 'Subject' parameters.

Stefan Esser discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.php-security.org/MOPB/MOPB-34-2007.html

Impact:   A remote user can inject e-mail headers.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.2.2).

The PHP advisory is available at:

http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_2.php

Vendor URL:  www.php.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 20 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PHP mail() Function Lets Remote Users Inject E-mail Headers
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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