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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3659

Buffer overflow in the memnstr function in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.6 through 5.2.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the delimiter argument to the explode function. NOTE: the scope of this issue is limited since most applications would not use an attacker-controlled delimiter, but local attacks against safe_mode are feasible.
Publish Date : 2008-08-14 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 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

The PHP interpreter does not offer a reliable sandboxed security layer (as found in, say, a JVM) in which untrusted scripts can be run any script run by the PHP interpreter must be trusted with the privileges of the interpreter itself. We therefore do not classify this issue as security-sensitive since no trust boundary is crossed.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3659 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
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-2008-3659

# 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-2008-3659
CERT TA09-133A
VUPEN ADV-2008-2336
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
XF php-memnstr-bo(44405)
SECTRACK 1020995
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 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20080808 Re: CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
MLIST [oss-security] 20080808 Re: CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
MLIST [oss-security] 20080813 Re: CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
MLIST [oss-security] 20080808 CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:021
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3659

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