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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:09:15 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: Issues without CVE names in PHP 5.3.4/5.2.15

* [2010-12-13 18:47:19 +0100] Pierre Joye wrote:

>On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Vincent Danen <> wrote:
>> Looking at the PHP web site, there are a few issues fixed in the most
>> recent releases that don't seem to have a CVE name:
>> * Fixed crash in zip extract method (possible CWE-170).
>Was requested and was not considered as worth a CVE #


>> * Fixed symbolic resolution support when the target is a DFS share.
>Why does it require a CVE #? That's not a security fix but a fix about
>DFS support on Windows (did not work).

Well, CVEs are, by definition, for security issues.  When your release
notes indicate "fixed foo" under the heading "Security Enhancements and
Fixes", one assumes they are security-relevant, and if they're
security-relevant, generally they get CVE names.

>> * Fixed extract() to do not overwrite $GLOBALS and $this when using
>Not sure either if it requires one.

I can't tell because I can't find any information, however if you don't
believe this is security-relevant, I won't pursue it.  However, I would
question whether or not it is worth listing under "security enhancements
and fixes" instead of just "key bug fixes"?

>> Also doesn't seem to be much info on these readily available.
>> The first seems to be related to this SVN commit (don't see a bug for
>> it):
>> The second seems to be Windows-specific and is this bug (haven't found
>> the SVN commit for it yet):
>> The third seems to be 5.2-specific (no mention in the 5.3 changes), but
>> I've not yet found the bug or SVN commit.
>In any case I would like to remember you as well. We
>also added now a security flag in our bug tracker, Joe should have
>access to them as well, ping me if more of the redhat team needs it,
>or other distrubutions.

I wasn't sure if I had missed some discussion about this or not, so
instead of burdening the security team directly, I brought it up here
(also under the assumption that others would read the release page notes
and see those items listed under security fixes and may have the same

Thanks for the info.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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