PHP 5.4.x < 5.4.35 / 5.5.x < 5.5.19 / 5.6.x < 5.6.3 Out-of-Bounds Read

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8908


The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by an out-of-bounds read condition.


PHP versions 5.4.x prior to 5.4.35, 5.5.x prior to 5.5.19, and 5.6.x prior to 5.6.3 are affected by an out-of-bounds read flaw. Specifically, the Fine Free File library contains an out-of-bounds read flaw in the 'donote()' function in 'readelf.c' that is triggered when handling ELF file note headers (Bug 68283). This may allow a remote attacker to crash an application linked against the library, denying service to legitimate users.


Apply the vendor's patch, or upgrade to the latest version. These issues have been fixed in versions 5.4.35, 5.5.19, 5.6.3 and later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8908

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/25/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 79246, 79247, 79248

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/20/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710

BID: 70807