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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-4782

PHP before 5.2.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via (1) a long string in the pattern parameter to the glob function; or (2) a long string in the string parameter to the fnmatch function, accompanied by a pattern parameter value with undefined characteristics, as demonstrated by a "*[1]e" value. NOTE: this might not be a vulnerability in most web server environments that support multiple threads, unless these issues can be demonstrated for code execution.
Publish Date : 2007-09-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code

- Vendor Statements

We do not consider this to be a security issue. For more information please see and
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-09-11 2007-09-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-4782 unix
ELSA-2008:0544: php security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22394 unix
PHP before 5.2.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via (1) a long stri... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10897 unix
RHSA-2008:0544 -- php security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29150 unix
RHSA-2008:0544: php security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080544 unix
RHSA-2008:0545: php security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080545 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-4782

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2007-4782
OSVDB 38686
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0544
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0582
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0505
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0545
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:004
GENTOO GLSA-200710-02
BUGTRAQ 20070905 PHP < 5.2.3 glob() denial of service
XF php-globfunction-dos(36461)
XF php-fnmatch-dos(36457)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10897
BUGTRAQ 20070904 PHP < 5.2.3 fnmatch() denial of service
BUGTRAQ 20070904 PHP < 5.2.3 glob() denial of service

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-4782

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