PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.20 exif_thumbnail_extract() DoS

high Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98875
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PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.20 exif_thumbnail_extract() DoS


According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.37 or 7.1.x prior to 7.1.20. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Note that the scanner has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PHP version 7.1.20 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 98875

Type: remote

Published: 1/31/2019

Updated: 9/7/2021

Scan Template: api, scan, pci

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14883


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: 8/2/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14851, CVE-2018-14883, CVE-2018-15132

CWE: 400

WASC: Denial of Service

OWASP: 2013-A9, 2017-A9, 2021-A6