PHP < 5.3.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6995


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


PHP versions earlier than 5.3.11 are affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- During the import of environment variables, temporary changes to the 'magic_quotes_gpc' directive are not handled properly. This can lower the difficulty for SQL injection attacks. (CVE-2012-0831)

- The '$_FILES' variable can be corrupted because the names of uploaded files are not properly validated. (CVE-2012-1172)

- The 'open_basedir' directive is not properly handled by the functions 'readline_write_history' and 'readline_read_history'.

- The 'header()' function does not detect multi-line headers with a CR. (Bug #60227 / CVE-2011-1398)


Upgrade to PHP version 5.3.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6995

File Name: 6995.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2013/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 8682, 8728

Nessus ID: 58966

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-0831, CVE-2012-1172

BID: 51954, 53403, 55297