PHP 5.x < 5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 31649


The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by multiple buffer overflows.


According to its banner, the version of PHP 5.x installed on the remote host is older than 5.2. Such versions may be affected by several buffer overflows.

To exploit these issues, an attacker would need the ability to upload an arbitrary PHP script on the remote server or to manipulate several variables processed by some PHP functions such as 'htmlentities().'


Upgrade to PHP version 5.2.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31649

File Name: php_5_2_0.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/25/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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: 11/2/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1015, CVE-2006-1549, CVE-2006-2660, CVE-2006-4486, CVE-2006-4625, CVE-2006-4812, CVE-2006-5465, CVE-2006-5706, CVE-2006-7205, CVE-2007-0448, CVE-2007-1381, CVE-2007-1584, CVE-2007-1888, CVE-2007-2844, CVE-2007-5424

BID: 20349, 20879, 49634

CWE: 94, 119, 399