Directory traversal vulnerability in the posix_access function in PHP 5.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via a .. (dot dot) in an http URL, which results in the URL being canonicalized to a local filename after the safe_mode check has successfully run.
Published 2008-06-20 01:41:00
Updated 2018-10-11 20:42:19
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Threat overview for CVE-2008-2665

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-2665
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2008-2665 5,320
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-2665

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.46%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 72 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-2665

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-2665

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-2665

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