Apache PHP-CGI Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 70728

Synopsis

The remote web server contains a version of PHP that allows arbitrary code execution.

Description

The PHP installation on the remote web server contains a flaw that could allow a remote attacker to pass command-line arguments as part of a query string to the PHP-CGI program. This could be abused to execute arbitrary code, reveal PHP source code, cause a system crash, etc.

Solution

Upgrade to PHP 5.3.13 / 5.4.3 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70728

File Name: php_cgi_remote_code_execution.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2013/11/01

Updated: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 11936, 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/03

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (PHP CGI Argument Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1823, CVE-2012-2311, CVE-2012-2335, CVE-2012-2336

BID: 53388

CERT: 520827

EDB-ID: 29290, 29316