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PHP -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages
php70 < 7.0.14


VuXML ID 1b61ecef-cdb9-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf
Discovery 2016-12-27
Entry 2016-12-29
Modified 2017-01-04

Check Point reports:

... discovered 3 fresh and previously unknown vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-7479, CVE-2016-7480, CVE-2016-7478) in the PHP 7 unserialize mechanism.

The first two vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control over servers, allowing them to do anything they want with the website, from spreading malware to defacing it or stealing customer data.

The last vulnerability generates a Denial of Service attack which basically hangs the website, exhausts its memory consumption, and shuts it down.

The PHP security team issued fixes for two of the vulnerabilities on the 13th of October and 1st of December.


CVE Name CVE-2016-7478
CVE Name CVE-2016-7479
CVE Name CVE-2016-7480