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CVE-2008-5624

Published: 17 December 2008

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not properly initialize the page_uid and page_gid global variables for use by the SAPI php_getuid function, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via variable settings that are intended to be restricted to root, as demonstrated by a setting of /etc for the error_log variable.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
the second upstream patch is for apache 1.x sapi
apache 1.x is still in Dapper, so we better include it
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
php4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

jaunty Does not exist

karmic Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

php5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (5.1.2-1ubuntu3.13)
gutsy
Released (5.2.3-1ubuntu6.5)
hardy
Released (5.2.4-2ubuntu5.5)
intrepid
Released (5.2.6-2ubuntu4.1)
jaunty Not vulnerable
(5.2.6.dfsg.1-3ubuntu2)
karmic Not vulnerable
(5.2.6.dfsg.1-3ubuntu2)
upstream
Released (5.2.6.dfsg.1-1)
Patches:
vendor: http://patch-tracking.debian.net/patch/series/view/php5/5.2.6.dfsg.1-2/BG-initializing-fix.patch
upstream: http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/ext/standard/basic_functions.c?r1=1.725.2.31.2.78&r2=1.725.2.31.2.79&diff_format=u
upstream: http://cvs.php.net/viewvc.cgi/php-src/sapi/apache/mod_php5.c?r1=1.19.2.7.2.15&r2=1.19.2.7.2.16&diff_format=u