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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP Vendors:   PHP Group
PHP Overflow in _php_stream_scandir() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027287
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027287
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2688   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 20 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.3.15; 5.4.x prior to 5.4.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user may be able to to trigger an overflow in the _php_stream_scandir() function and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'main/streams/streams.c'.

The impact depends on the target PHP code using the affected function.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.3.15, 5.4.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php

Vendor URL:  www.php.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary 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 22 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PHP Overflow in _php_stream_scandir() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Oct 1 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PHP Overflow in _php_stream_scandir() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Apr 3 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) PHP Overflow in _php_stream_scandir() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 11.1.



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