PHP bypass safe_mode_exec_dir restriction

php-safemodeexecdir-restriction-bypass (18511) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

PHP could allow a local attacker to bypass the safe_mode_exec_dir restriction. A local attacker could inject shell commands into the current directory name to bypass safe_mode restrictions.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

For PHP4:
Upgrade to the latest version of PHP4 (4.3.10 or later), available from the PHP Web site. See References.

For PHP5:
Upgrade to the latest version of PHP5 (5.0.3 or later), available from the PHP Web site. See References.

For OpenPKG:
Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.053 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-99-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Dec 15 2004 - 12:46:20 CST : Advisory 01/2004: Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP 4/5.
  • CIAC Information Bulletin P-116: Apple Security Update 2005-001 for Mac OS X.
  • PHP Web site: PHP 4.3.10 Release Announcement.
  • BID-11964: PHP Multiple Local And Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-1063: PHP 4.x to 4.3.9, and PHP 5.x to 5.0.2, when running in safe mode on a multithreaded Unix webserver, allows local users to bypass safe_mode_exec_dir restrictions and execute commands outside of the intended safe_mode_exec_dir via shell metacharacters in the current directory name. NOTE: this issue was originally REJECTed by its CNA before publication, but that decision is in active dispute. This candidate may change significantly in the future as a result of further discussion.
  • GLSA-200412-14: PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2004:151: Updated php packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • OpenPKG-SA-2004.053: PHP
  • OSVDB ID: 12412: PHP Multithreaded safe_mode_exec_dir Restriction Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.1
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta 4 Patch1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.0
  • PHP PHP 4.0.1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.3
  • PHP PHP 4.0.4
  • PHP PHP 4.0.5
  • PHP PHP 4.0.6
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7
  • PHP PHP 4.1.0
  • PHP PHP 4.1.1
  • PHP PHP 4.1.2
  • PHP PHP 4.1.3
  • PHP PHP 4.2.0
  • PHP PHP 4.2.1
  • PHP PHP 4.2.2
  • PHP PHP 4.2.3
  • PHP PHP 4.2.4
  • PHP PHP 4.3.0
  • PHP PHP 4.3.1
  • PHP PHP 4.3.2
  • PHP PHP 4.3.3
  • PHP PHP 4.3.4
  • PHP PHP 4.3.5
  • PHP PHP 4.3.6
  • PHP PHP 4.3.7
  • PHP PHP 4.3.8
  • PHP PHP 4.3.9
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.2
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Reported:

Dec 15, 2004

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