PHP 5.3.9 php_register_variable_ex() Code Execution

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801084
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The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


PHP version 5.3.9 is reportedly affected by a code execution vulnerability. Specifically, the fix for the hash collision denial of service vulnerability (CVE-2011-4885) itself has introduced a remote code execution vulnerability in the php_register_variable_ex() in the file php_variables.c. A new configuration variable, max_input_vars, was added as part of the fix. If the number of input variables exceeds this value and the variable being processed is an array, code execution can occur.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801084

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/6/2012

Updated: 2/6/2012

Nessus ID: 57825, 58039

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0830

BID: 51830