The mb_parse_str function in PHP 4.0.0 through 4.4.6 and 5.0.0 through 5.2.1 sets the internal register_globals flag and does not disable it in certain cases when a script terminates, which allows remote attackers to invoke available PHP scripts with register_globals functionality that is not detectable by these scripts, as demonstrated by forcing a memory_limit violation.
Publish Date : 2007-03-21 Last Update Date : 2010-11-30
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
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