Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:41:08 -0400 (EDT) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: CVE id request: php5 That was me. This basically came through a separate effort to catch up on a backlog of CVEs from 2008, and I forgot about this discussion (that was literally 3,700 CVEs ago). There is a disclaimer in the CVE desc that says how limited the scope is. It's definitely on the edge of inclusion CVE-wise. - Steve On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Tomas Hoger wrote: > 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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