CVE-2008-3659

NameCVE-2008-3659
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the memnstr function in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.6 through 5.2.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the delimiter argument to the explode function. NOTE: the scope of this issue is limited since most applications would not use an attacker-controlled delimiter, but local attacks against safe_mode are feasible.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1647-1

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php4source(unstable)(unfixed)
php5sourceetch5.2.0-8+etch13DSA-1647-1
php5source(unstable)5.2.6-4medium

Notes

php5 -d memory_limit=256M -r '$res = explode(str_repeat("A",145999999),1);'
(From upstream's ext/standard/tests/strings/explode_bug.phpt)
could not reproduce locally
fix in pkg-php svn for both etch and sid

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