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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1307

** DISPUTED ** The mod_php module for the Apache HTTP Server allows local users with write access to PHP scripts to send signals to the server's process group and use the server's file descriptors, as demonstrated by sending a STOP signal, then intercepting incoming connections on the server's TCP port. NOTE: the PHP developer has disputed this vulnerability, saying "The opened file descriptors are opened by Apache. It is the job of Apache to protect them ... Not a bug in PHP."
Publish Date : 2003-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

This is not a vulnerability. When PHP scripts are interpreted using the dynamically loaded mod_php DSO, the PHP interpreter executes with the privileges of the httpd child process. The PHP intepreter does not "sandbox" PHP scripts from the environment in which they run. On any modern Unix system a process can easily obtain access to all the parent file descriptors anyway, even if they have been closed.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1307

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Beta Win32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.32 Beta Win32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.34 Beta Win32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.46 Win32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.48 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 23

- References For CVE-2003-1307
BUGTRAQ 20031226 Hijacking Apache https by mod_php
BUGTRAQ 20061019 PHP "exec", "system", "popen" problem
BUGTRAQ 20061020 Re: PHP "exec", "system", "popen" (+small POC)
BID 9302 Apache mod_php Module File Descriptor Leakage Vulnerability Release Date:2006-10-23

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1307

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