CVE-2008-5624

NameCVE-2008-5624
DescriptionPHP 5 before 5.2.7 does not properly initialize the page_uid and page_gid global variables for use by the SAPI php_getuid function, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe_mode restrictions via variable settings that are intended to be restricted to root, as demonstrated by a setting of /etc for the error_log variable.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1789-1, DTSA-188-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs508021, 559787

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php4source(unstable)(unfixed)medium559787
php5sourceetch5.2.0+dfsg-8+etch15DSA-1789-1
php5sourcelenny5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3DSA-1789-1
php5source(unstable)5.2.6.dfsg.1-1medium508021

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