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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5624

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not properly initialize the page_uid and page_gid global variables for use by the SAPI php_getuid function, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via variable settings that are intended to be restricted to root, as demonstrated by a setting of /etc for the error_log variable.
Publish Date : 2008-12-17 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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

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Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5624 unix
DSA-1789 php5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8164 unix
DSA-1789-1 php5 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13696 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-2008-5624

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 5.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 5.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 5.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 5.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 5.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 5.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 5.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP PHP 5.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP PHP 5.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP PHP 5.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP PHP 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP PHP 5.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application PHP PHP 5.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application PHP PHP 5.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application PHP PHP 5.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application PHP PHP 5.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application PHP PHP 5.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-5624
BID 32688 PHP SAPI 'php_getuid()' Safe Mode Restriction-Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2010-02-23
XF php-getuid-safemode-bypass(47318)
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
BUGTRAQ 20081206 SecurityReason: PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload
SREASONRES 20081205 PHP 5.2.6 SAPI php_getuid() overload

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5624

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