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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-7068

The dba_replace function in PHP 5.2.6 and 4.x allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (file truncation) via a key with the NULL byte. NOTE: this might only be a vulnerability in limited circumstances in which the attacker can modify or add database entries but does not have permissions to truncate the file.
Publish Date : 2009-08-25 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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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 Service

- Vendor Statements

This is not a security issue. A user with read and write access to a file can reasonably be expected to manipulate the contents of the file, including truncating it. Instead of using dba_replace(), a user could simply fopen() the file in write mode, which provides the same end-result.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-7068

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 4.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 4.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta 4 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 4.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 4.0.3 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 4.0.4 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 4.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 4.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP PHP 4.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application PHP PHP 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application PHP PHP 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application PHP PHP 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application PHP PHP 4.2 DEV Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application PHP PHP 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application PHP PHP 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application PHP PHP 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application PHP PHP 4.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application PHP PHP 4.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application PHP PHP 4.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application PHP PHP 4.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application PHP PHP 4.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application PHP PHP 4.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application PHP PHP 4.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application PHP PHP 4.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application PHP PHP 4.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application PHP PHP 4.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application PHP PHP 4.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application PHP PHP 4.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application PHP PHP 4.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application PHP PHP 4.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application PHP PHP 4.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application PHP PHP 4.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application PHP PHP 4.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application PHP PHP 4.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application PHP PHP 4.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application PHP PHP 4.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application PHP PHP 4.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application PHP PHP 4.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application PHP PHP 4.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application PHP PHP 5.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-7068
XF php-dbareplace-file-corruption(47316)
BUGTRAQ 20081206 Re: SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
BUGTRAQ 20081206 Re: SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
BUGTRAQ 20081127 SecurityReason : PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file
SREASONRES 20081127 PHP 5.2.6 dba_replace() destroying file CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-7068

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