PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.25 Multiple vulnerabilities

high Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98882
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PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.25 Multiple vulnerabilities


According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.39, 7.0.x prior to 7.0.33, 7.1.x prior to 7.1.25, 7.2.x prior to 7.2.13 or 7.3.x prior to 7.3.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An arbitrary command injection vulnerability exists in the imap_open function due to improper filters for mailbox names prior to passing them to rsh or ssh commands. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by sending a specially crafted IMAP server name to cause the execution of arbitrary commands on the target system. (CVE-2018-19518)

- A heap buffer over-read exists in the phar_parse_pharfile function. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to read allocated or unallocated memory past the actual data when trying to parse a .phar file. (CVE-2018-20783)

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 7.1.25 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 98882

Type: remote

Published: 1/31/2019

Updated: 10/7/2021

Scan Template: scan, pci, api

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-19518


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19518, CVE-2018-20783