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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2666

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in PHP 5.2.6 and earlier allow context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions by creating a subdirectory named http: and then placing ../ (dot dot slash) sequences in an http URL argument to the (1) chdir or (2) ftok function.
Publish Date : 2008-06-19 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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) Directory traversalBypass a restriction or similar

- Vendor Statements

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Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2666

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 5.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 5.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 5.0 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 5.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 5.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 5.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 5.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 5.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 5.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 5.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 5.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 5.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 5.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP PHP 5.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP PHP 5.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP PHP 5.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP PHP 5.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP PHP 5.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-2666
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
XF php-chdir-ftoc-security-bypass(43198)
SECTRACK 1020328
CERT TA09-133A
BID 29796 PHP 'chdir()' and 'ftok()' 'safe_mode' Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-10-22
SREASONRES 20080617 PHP 5.2.6 chdir(),ftok() (standard ext) safe_mode bypass
BUGTRAQ 20090302 rPSA-2009-0035-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2666

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