PHP 5.6.x < 5.6.38 Transfer-Encoding Parameter XSS Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117497


The version of PHP running on the remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting Vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.38. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to inject malicious code which executes within the security context of the affected site.


Upgrade to PHP version 5.6.38 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117497

File Name: php_5_6_38.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/09/14

Updated: 2018/12/21

Dependencies: 48204, 48243

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17082

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP, installed_sw/Apache

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17082