PHP < 5.0.2 Open Bracket Memory Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2354


The remote host may give an attacker information useful for future attacks.


The remote host is running a version of PHP that is older than 5.0.2. This version has a bug that allows an attacker to insert an arbitrary value into an array. When the PHP parser handles the array, it may leak memory information back to the web client. A successful attacker would be able to retrieve information from the server that is potentially confidential in nature.


Upgrade to PHP 5.0.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2354

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/01/08

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 8728, 8682

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0958

BID: 11334