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CVE-2014-5459

Published: 27 September 2014

The PEAR_REST class in REST.php in PEAR in PHP through 5.6.0 allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) rest.cachefile or (2) rest.cacheid file in /tmp/pear/cache/, related to the retrieveCacheFirst and useLocalCache functions.

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
Upstream states this is a known issue
sbeattie
upstream claims fixed in 1.9.2, but still uses /tmp/pear/
according to debian bug report
mdeslaur
1.9.2+ only a DoS
rodrigo-zaiden
No complete fix was provided as of 2022-03-08.

Priority

Negligible

Status

Package Release Status
php5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
impish Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

trusty Deferred
(2022-03-08)
hirsute Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

precise Ignored
(end of life)
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(end of life)
upstream Needs triage

utopic Ignored
(end of life)
vivid Ignored
(end of life)
wily Ignored
(end of life)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of hardlink restrictions in Ubuntu. This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of symlink restrictions in Ubuntu.
php-pear
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
groovy Ignored
(end of life)
xenial Deferred
(2022-03-08)
jammy Deferred
(2022-03-08)
impish Ignored
(end of life)
kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was deferred [2022-03-08])
artful Ignored
(end of life)
bionic Deferred
(2022-03-08)
cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Ignored
(end of life)
eoan Ignored
(end of life)
focal Deferred
(2022-03-08)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

wily Does not exist

yakkety Ignored
(end of life)
zesty Ignored
(end of life)
mantic Deferred
(2022-03-08)
lunar Ignored
(end of life, was deferred [2022-03-08])
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of hardlink restrictions in Ubuntu. This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of symlink restrictions in Ubuntu.