PHP < 4.3.3 php_check_safe_mode_include_dir Function Safemode Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 11807


Arbitrary files may be read on the remote host.


According to its banner, the version of PHP 4.3.x installed on the remote host is prior to 4.3.2. It is, therefore, potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Due to a flaw in the function php_safe_mode_include_dir(), a local attacker could bypass safe mode and gain unauthorized access to files on the local system.


Upgrade to PHP 4.3.3 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11807

File Name: php_4_3_x_safe_mode_include.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/25/2003

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0863

BID: 8201