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Date:  Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:23:33 -0600
From:  Raphael Geissert <geissert@...ian.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject:  CVE request: php5: multiple issues

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Hi,

Stefan Esser on his "Shocking News in PHP Exploitation"[1] presentation
reports and analyses a couple of issues:

* usort() interruption memory corruption:
uksort() although not mentioned on the presentation is also affected. It was
recently fixed in 5.2.12 but not considered security-relevant by upstream
* explode() information leak
* serialize() information leak

As mentioned by the presentation all these are local vulnerabilities.

[1]http://www.suspekt.org/downloads/POC2009-ShockingNewsInPHPExploitation.pdf

Additionally, I've started to closely follow upstream development and found
the following issues that were or have not been mentioned anywhere else:

Null pointer dereference:
http://svn.php.net/viewvc?view=revision&revision=292083

This one looks suspicious, basically a switch from sprintf to snprintf which
apparently already happened in the other branches at some point:
http://svn.php.net/viewvc?view=revision&revision=291888

Improper decoding, not sure what the impact could be:
http://svn.php.net/viewvc?view=revision&revision=291586

Insufficient memory allocation for unicode strings:
http://svn.php.net/viewvc?view=revision&revision=291259

I think a cross-vendor security support and tracking effort for php5 is
needed. The number of issues silently fixed are a continuous risk, leaving
users exposed.
What does the others think?

Regards,
- -- 
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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