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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3658

Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function in ext/gd/gd.c in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2 before 5.2.6-r6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file.
Publish Date : 2008-08-14 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 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 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 CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue has been addressed in the affected versions of PHP packages shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux via advisories listed on the following page:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-08-07 2008-08-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function in ext/gd/gd.c in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2 before 5.2.6-r6 allow... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9724 unix
CVE-2008-3658 unix
DSA-1647 php5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8084 unix
DSA-1647-1 php5 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20236 unix
ELSA-2009:0338: php security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22732 unix
RHSA-2009:0337: php security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090337 unix
RHSA-2009:0338 -- php security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29345 unix
RHSA-2009:0338: php security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090338 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-2008-3658

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 4.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 4.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 4.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 4.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 4.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 4.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 4.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 4.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 4.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 5.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 5.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 5.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 5.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 5.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 5.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-3658
XF php-imageloadfont-dos(44401)
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
VUPEN ADV-2009-0320
BID 30649 PHP Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-10-22
CERT TA09-133A
VUPEN ADV-2008-2336
VUPEN ADV-2008-3275
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
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0350
MLIST [oss-security] 20080808 CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
MLIST [oss-security] 20080813 Re: CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:021
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3658

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