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php -- input validation error in safe_mode

Affected packages
php5 < 5.2.6_2


VuXML ID ee6fa2bd-406a-11dd-936a-0015af872849
Discovery 2008-06-17
Entry 2008-06-22
Modified 2008-09-04

According to Maksymilian Arciemowicz research, it is possible to bypass security restrictions of safe_mode in various functions via directory traversal vulnerability. The attacker can use this attack to gain access to sensitive information. Functions utilizing expand_filepath() may be affected.

It should be noted that this vulnerability is not considered to be serious by the FreeBSD Security Team, since safe_mode and open_basedir are insecure by design and should not be relied upon.


Bugtraq ID 29797
CVE Name CVE-2008-2665
CVE Name CVE-2008-2666