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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5625

PHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not enforce the error_log safe_mode restrictions when safe_mode is enabled through a php_admin_flag setting in httpd.conf, which allows context-dependent attackers to write to arbitrary files by placing a "php_value error_log" entry in a .htaccess file.
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)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

We do not consider this to be a security issue. For more details see and
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5625 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5625

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

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-5625
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
BID 32383 PHP 'error_log' Safe Mode Restriction-Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2010-02-23 CONFIRM
SREASONRES 20081120 PHP 5.2.6 (error_log) safe_mode bypass
HP SSRT090085
BUGTRAQ 20081120 SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 (error_log) safe_mode bypass
XF php-error-safemode-bypass(47314)
OSVDB 52205

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5625

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