PHP 7.3.x < 7.3.13 / 7.4.x < 7.4.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132769


The version of PHP running on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 7.3.x prior to 7.3.13 or 7.4.x prior to 7.4.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An arbitrary file read vulnerability exists in link() and DirectoryIterator class due to improper handling of embedded \0 byte character and treats them as terminating at that byte. An attacker can exploit this to disclose information in applications checking paths that the code is allowed to access.
(CVE-2019-11044 CVE-2019-11045)

- An out-of-bounds READ error exists in the bcmath extension due to an input validation error. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by supplying a string containing characters that are identified as numeric by the OS but are not ASCII number. This can cause lead to the disclosure of information within some memory locations. (CVE-2019-11046)

- An out-of-bounds READ error exists in parsing EXIF information from an image. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this and supply it iwth data that will cause it to read past the allocated buffer disclosing of information.
(CVE-2019-11047 CVE-2019-11050)

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in mail() due to the double-freeing of certain memory locations. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by supplying custom headers, and to cause the application to segfault and stop responding.


Upgrade to PHP version 7.3.13, 7.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132769

File Name: php_7_4_1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/10/2020

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11049


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP, Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/PHP

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11044, CVE-2019-11045, CVE-2019-11046, CVE-2019-11047, CVE-2019-11049, CVE-2019-11050