Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:20:14 -0500 (EST) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com cc: Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@...il.com> Subject: Re: Re: CVE id request: php5 On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Joe Orton wrote: > If the script is taking untrusted input data and passing it unsanitized > as the "key" argument to a dba_replace() call, it can override arbitrary > keys in the ini file anyway. Truncating the ini file to zero length > seems like a less severe problem than being able to write (arbitrary?) > data to arbitrary keys. We don't have any formal criteria for this kind of thing, but in general, we ask whether there are realistic scenarios under which an attack can succeed, and if any additional privileges are gained versus normal methods. These questions are particularly applicable to language interpreters and compilers. Given this scenario, it seems unrealistic that an app would perform a dba_replace() with user-controlled input - and if it does, then it's a vuln in the application, not PHP itself. So it doesn't seem to require a CVE. - Steve
Powered by blists - more mailing lists
Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.
Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.