CVE-2009-4418

NameCVE-2009-4418
DescriptionThe unserialize function in PHP 5.3.0 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a deeply nested serialized variable, as demonstrated by a string beginning with a:1: followed by many {a:1: sequences.
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)
NVD severitymedium

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

Only exploitable by malicious script, not treated as a security issue
per Debian PHP security policy

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