PHP 5.3 < 5.3.6 String To Double Conversion DoS

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801082


The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


Versions of PHP 5.3 earlier than 5.3.6 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in the function '_zip_name_locate()' in the file 'ext/zip/lib/zip_name_locate.c' which allows a NULL pointer to be dereferenced when processing an empty archive. (CVE-2011-0421)

- A variable casting error exists in the Exif extension's C function 'exif_process_IFD_TAG()' in the file 'ext/exif/exif.c' could allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-0708)

- An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the implementation of the PHP function 'shmop_read' in the file 'ext/shmop/shmop.c'. (CVE-2011-1092)

- An error exists in the file 'phar/phar_object.c' n which calls to 'zend_throw_exception_ex()' pass data as a string format parameter which could lead to information disclosure or memory corruption when handling PHP archives. (CVE-2011-1153)

- A buffer overflow error exists in the C function 'xbuf_format_converter' in the file 'main/snprintf.c' when the PHP configuration setting for 'precision' is set to a large value. (Bug 54055)

- An unspecified error exists in the security enforcement regarding the parsing of the fastcgi protocol with the 'FastCGI Process Manager' (FPM) SAPI.


Upgrade to PHP version 5.3.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801082

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/18/2011

Updated: 3/18/2011

Nessus ID: 52717

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0708, CVE-2011-1466, CVE-2011-1468, CVE-2011-1469, CVE-2011-1471, CVE-2011-0421, CVE-2011-1092, CVE-2011-1153, CVE-2011-1467, CVE-2011-1470

BID: 46365, 46967, 46970, 46975, 46977, 46354, 46786, 46854, 46968, 46969