PHP < 5.3.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6263


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


Versions of PHP earlier than 5.3.9 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- It is possible to create a denial of service condition by sending multiple, specially crafted requests containing parameter values that cause hash collisions when computing the hash values for storage in a hash table. (CVE-2011-4885)
- An integer overflow exists in the exif_process_IFD_TAG function in exif.c that can allow a remote attacker to read arbitrary memory locations or cause a denial of service condition. This vulnerability only affects PHP 5.4.0beta2 on 32-bit platforms. (CVE-2011-4566)
- Calls to libxslt are not restricted via xsltSetSecurityPrefs(), which could allow an attacker to create or overwrite file, resulting in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0057)
- An error exists in the function 'tidy_diagnose' that can allow an attacker to cause the application to dereference a null pointer. This causes the application to crash. (CVE-2012-0781)
- The 'PDORow' implementation contains an error that can cause application crashes when interacting with the session feature. C(VE-2012-0788)
- An error exists in the timezone handling such that repeated calls to the function 'strtotime' can allow a denial of service attack via memory consuption. (CVE-2012-0789)


Upgrade to PHP version 5.3.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6263

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/16/2012

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 57537

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3379, CVE-2011-4566, CVE-2011-4885, CVE-2012-0057, CVE-2012-0781, CVE-2012-0788, CVE-2012-0789

BID: 50907, 51193, 51992, 51806, 49754, 51952, 52043