PHP move_uploaded_file function could allow an attacker to create new files on the system

php-moveuploadedfile-create-files (8591) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PHP could allow a remote attacker to create new files on the system. The PHP move_uploaded_file function does not have an open_dir check. This could allow a remote attacker to use the function to create new files on the system in directories where the Apache user has write access.


File Manipulation


Refer to PHP Bug #16128 for fix information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta 4 Patch1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta4
  • 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


Mar 17, 2002

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