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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1072

The installer in PEAR before 1.9.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the package.xml file, related to the (1) download_dir, (2) cache_dir, (3) tmp_dir, and (4) pear-build-download directories, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-2519.
Publish Date : 2011-03-02 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N 2011-02-28 2010-11-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2408-1 php5 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15188 unix
ELSA-2011-1741 -- php-pear security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27880 unix
RHSA-2011:1741 -- php-pear security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26934 unix
RHSA-2011:1741: php-pear security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20111741 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-2011-1072

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP Pear 0.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP Pear 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP Pear 0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP Pear 0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP Pear 0.90 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP Pear 1.0b2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP Pear 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP Pear 1.0b1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP Pear 1.0b3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP Pear 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP Pear 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP Pear 1.2b3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP Pear 1.2b4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP Pear 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP Pear 1.2b5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP Pear 1.2b1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP Pear 1.2b2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP Pear 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP Pear 1.3b1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP Pear 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP Pear 1.3b5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP Pear 1.3b3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP Pear 1.3b6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application PHP Pear 1.3b2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application PHP Pear 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application PHP Pear 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application PHP Pear Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application PHP Pear 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application PHP Pear 1.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application PHP Pear 1.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application PHP Pear 1.4.0a12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application PHP Pear 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application PHP Pear 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application PHP Pear 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application PHP Pear 1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application PHP Pear 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application PHP Pear 1.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
PHP Pear 51

- References For CVE-2011-1072
XF pear-pear-installer-symlink(65721)
REDHAT RHSA-2011:1741
BID 46605 PEAR Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-19
MLIST [oss-security] 20110228 CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110301 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110301 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110301 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110301 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110301 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110228 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack
MLIST [oss-security] 20110228 Re: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1072

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