PHP 5.5.x < 5.5.1 xml.c Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6999
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The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


PHP versions earlier than 5.5.1 are potentially affected by a buffer overflow error that exists in the file 'ext/xml/xml.c'


Apply the vendor patch or upgrade to PHP version 5.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6999

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/26/2013

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8682

Nessus ID: 69348

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4113

BID: 6112