PHP creates insecure temporary session ID files

php-session-temp-disclosure (7908) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

PHP stores session information in the /tmp directory, which includes the session ID in the file name. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability by using the session ID information in the /tmp directory to hijack Web sessions.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • PHP PHP 4.0
  • PHP PHP 4.1.1

Reported:

Jan 13, 2002

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