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PHP Vulnerability: CVE-2002-0986

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
09/24/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/01/2012
Modified
07/21/2021

Description

The mail function in PHP 4.x to 4.2.2 does not filter ASCII control characters from its arguments, which could allow remote attackers to modify mail message content, including mail headers, and possibly use PHP as a "spam proxy."

Solution(s)

  • php-upgrade-4_2_3

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