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Bug 235016 - CVE-2007-1583 mbstring register_globals activation and mail() header injection (CVE-2007-1718)
Summary: CVE-2007-1583 mbstring register_globals activation and mail() header injectio...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: php
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20070320,reported=2...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 11:19 UTC by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0153
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-20 09:47:13 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0153 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: php security update 2007-04-20 09:47:08 UTC

Description Joe Orton 2007-04-03 11:19:38 UTC
Description of problem:
MOPB-26-2007 describes a bug in the mbstring extension which may a remote
attacker to enable the "register_globals" setting for the lifetime of an httpd
child process, if the mb_parse_string() is used to process untrusted script
input of a length which can force the default memory_limit to be exhausted. 
(CVE: CVE-2007-1583; Impact: Low)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2007-04-04 09:39:01 UTC
MOPB-34-2007 describes a bug in the mail() function which allows a remote
attacker to inject arbitrary headers into generated mail, if the "subject"
parameter passed to the function uses untrusted (and unsanitized) script input;
this may allow the attacker to force the script to send bulk e-mail to
unintended recipients. (CVE-2007-1718, Impact: Low)

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-20 09:47:13 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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