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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-4721: php sensitive information leak from process memory

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-4721: php sensitive information leak from process memory

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
07/06/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
09/22/2017

Description

The phpinfo implementation in ext/standard/info.c in PHP before 5.4.30 and 5.5.x before 5.5.14 does not ensure use of the string data type for the PHP_AUTH_PW, PHP_AUTH_TYPE, PHP_AUTH_USER, and PHP_SELF variables, which might allow context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory by using the integer data type with crafted values, related to a "type confusion" vulnerability, as demonstrated by reading a private SSL key in an Apache HTTP Server web-hosting environment with mod_ssl and a PHP 5.3.x mod_php.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-php

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