FreeBSD : php -- NULL byte poisoning (3761df02-0f9c-11e0-becc-0022156e8794)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51505
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VPR Score: 4.2


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


PHP-specific version of NULL-byte poisoning was briefly described by ShAnKaR :

Poison NULL byte vulnerability for perl CGI applications was described in [1]. ShAnKaR noted, that same vulnerability also affects different PHP applications.

PHP developers report that branch 5.3 received a fix :

Paths with NULL in them (foo\0bar.txt) are now considered as invalid (CVE-2006-7243).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51505

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3761df020f9c11e0becc0022156e8794.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 1/13/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php52, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 1/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7243