PHP 7.0.x < 7.0.14 RCE

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9842


The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by a Remote Code Execution (RCE) attack vector.


Versions of PHP 7.0.x prior to 7.0.14 are vulnerable to a use-after-free error in the 'unserialize()' function in 'ext/standard/var.c'. This may allow a remote attacker to dereference already freed memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to PHP version 7.0.14 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9842

File Name: 9842.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/01/02

Modified: 2017/02/09

Dependencies: 9243

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9936

BID: 94849

OSVDB: 147470