PHP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-11043).

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VPR Score: 9


An application installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of PHP installed on the remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in env_path_info in fpm_main.c due to insufficient validation of user input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to PHP version 7.1.33, 7.2.24, 7.3.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 136744

File Name: php_rce_cve_2019_11043.nbin

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/21/2020

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: php_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11043

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP, installed_sw/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP-FPM Underflow RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11043