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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-1396

The import_request_variables function in PHP 4.0.7 through 4.4.6, and 5.x before 5.2.2, when called without a prefix, does not prevent the (1) GET, (2) POST, (3) COOKIE, (4) FILES, (5) SERVER, (6) SESSION, and other superglobals from being overwritten, which allows remote attackers to spoof source IP address and Referer data, and have other unspecified impact. NOTE: it could be argued that this is a design limitation of PHP and that only the misuse of this feature, i.e. implementation bugs in applications, should be included in CVE. However, it has been fixed by the vendor.
Publish Date : 2007-03-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security vulnerability. Using import_request_variables() is generally a discouraged practice and it is improper use that can lead to security problems, not flaw of PHP itself.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-1396 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-1396

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 4.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 4.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 4.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 4.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 4.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 4.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 4.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 4.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 4.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 4.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 4.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP PHP 4.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP PHP 4.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP PHP 4.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP PHP 4.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP PHP 4.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application PHP PHP 4.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application PHP PHP 4.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application PHP PHP 4.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application PHP PHP 4.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application PHP PHP 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application PHP PHP 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application PHP PHP 5.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application PHP PHP 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application PHP PHP 5.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application PHP PHP 5.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application PHP PHP 5.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application PHP PHP 5.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application PHP PHP 5.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application PHP PHP 5.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application PHP PHP 5.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application PHP PHP 5.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application PHP PHP 5.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application PHP PHP 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2007-1396
BUGTRAQ 20070312 Re: [Full-disclosure] PHP import_request_variables() arbitrary variable overwrite
BUGTRAQ 20070314 Re: Re: [Full-disclosure] PHP import_request_variables() arbitrary variable overwrite
BID 22886 PHP Import_Request_Variables Arbitrary Variable Overwrite Vulnerability Release Date:2007-07-12
BUGTRAQ 20070308 PHP import_request_variables() arbitrary variable overwrite
BUGTRAQ 20070310 Re: [Full-disclosure] PHP import_request_variables() arbitrary variable overwrite CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:044

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-1396

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