PHP SafeMode allows user to gain elevated privileges

php-safemode-elevate-privileges (6787) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

PHP could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the SafeMode toolkit. PHP could allow a local attacker to upload a custom PHP script on the system and use a simple query string to execute the script as the HTTP process UID to gain elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PHP (4.0.6 or later), available from the PHP Downloads Web site. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest package as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2002:059 for more information. See References.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1: 4.0.6-6.4mdk or later
Linux-Mandrake 7.2: 4.0.6-6.3mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.0 and 8.0 (PPC): 4.0.6-6.2mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.1 and 8.1 (IA64): 4.0.6-6.1mdk or later

For Sun and Cobalt:
Upgrade to the latest patch appropriate for your system. See Sun Alert ID: 46724 in References for more details.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 7.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 7.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1 IA64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1.0.1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Linux 7
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.1 for iSeries
  • RedHat Linux 7.1 for pSeries
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3
  • Sun Cobalt Qube 3
  • Sun Cobalt RaQ 4
  • Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR

Reported:

Jun 30, 2001

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