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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5873: PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5873: PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/23/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Buffer overflow in the HTTP URL parsing functions in pecl_http before 3.0.1 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via non-printable characters in a URL.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-php-pecl-http

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