PHP 5.6.0 Development Releases CDF File NULL Pointer Dereference DoS

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PHP 5.6.0 Development Releases CDF File NULL Pointer Dereference DoS


According to its banner, the version of PHP installed on the remote host is a development version of 5.6.0. It is, therefore, affected by a NULL pointer dereference error in the 'libmagic' library of the 'fileinfo' extension when processing malformed CDF files. By uploading a specially crafted CDF file to the host, a remote attacker can cause a denial of service.

Note that the scanner has not attempted to exploit this issue but has instead relied only on application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to the stable version of PHP 5.6.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 98800

Type: remote

Published: 1/9/2019

Updated: 10/7/2021

Scan Template: scan, pci, api

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0236


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0236