PHP unserialize code execution

php-unserialize-code-execution (18514) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

PHP could allow remote attacker to supply specially-crafted strings to the unserialize function to obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

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 Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest php package as listed below. Refer to Mandrakesoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:151 . See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.2: 4.3.3-2.3.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64: 4.3.3-2.3.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0: 4.3.4-4.3.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0/AMD64: 4.3.4-4.3.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.1: 4.3.8-3.2.101mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.1/X86_64: 4.3.8-3.2.101mdk or later
Corporate Server 2.1: 4.2.3-4.3.C21mdk or later
Corporate Server 2.1/X86_64: .2.3-4.3.C21mdk or later

For Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest php package. Refer to Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0066 for more information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Upgrade to the latest libapache2-mod-php4, php4 or php4-cgi package (4:4.3.8-3ubuntu7.1 or later), as listed in USN-40-1 December 16, 2004 for more information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of php (4.3.10 or later), as listed in GLSA 200412-14. See References.

For Fedora Core 2:
Upgrade to the latest php package (4.3.10-2.4 or later), as listed in Fedora Update Notification FEDORA-2004-567. See References.

For TurboLinux:
Upgrade to the latest PHP package (4.3.8-11 or later), as listed in Turbolinux Security Advisory TLSA-2005-1. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Upgrade to latest mod_php4 or php4 package, as listed below. Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2005:002. See References.

x86:
SUSE 9.2 and 9.1: php4-4.3.8-8.3 or later
SUSE 9.0: mod_php4-4.3.3-183 or later
SUSE 8.2: mod_php4-4.3.1-174 or later
SUSE 8.1: mod_php4-4.2.2-485 or later

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2005:032-06 or RHSA-2005:031-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux Stronghold:
Refer to RHSA-2005:816-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

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

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • FedoraProject Fedora Core 2
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.1
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta 4 Patch1
  • 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 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Stronghold
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed

Reported:

Dec 15, 2004

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