PHP MySQL client library allows an attacker to bypass safe_mode restrictions

php-mysql-safemode-bypass (8105) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

The MySQL client library distributed with PHP could allow a remote attacker to bypass safe_mode filesystem restrictions. A remote attacker could use the "LOAD DATA INFILE LOCAL" statements to bypass the filesystem restrictions and view unauthorized files on the filesystem.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PHP (5.2.4 or later), available from the PHP Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Feb 03 2002 - 16:21:44 CST: PHP Safe Mode Filesystem Circumvention Problem.
  • BID-4026: PHP MySQL Safe_Mode Filesystem Circumvention Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0229: Safe Mode feature (safe_mode) in PHP 3.0 through 4.1.0 allows attackers with access to the MySQL database to bypass Safe Mode access restrictions and read arbitrary files using LOAD DATA INFILE LOCAL SQL statements.
  • OSVDB ID: 9912: PHP safe_mode MySQL Database Access Restriction Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • PHP PHP 3.0
  • PHP PHP 4.0

Reported:

Feb 03, 2002

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