Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:01:33 +0200 From: Tomas Hoger <thoger@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: CVE id request: php5 On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:20:14 -0500 (EST) "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> wrote: > 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. Just for posterity, this got CVE-2008-7068 after all. -- Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team
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