Descriptionsapi/cgi/cgi_main.c in PHP before 5.3.13 and 5.4.x before 5.4.3, when configured as a CGI script (aka php-cgi), does not properly handle query strings that contain a %3D sequence but no = (equals sign) character, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by placing command-line options in the query string, related to lack of skipping a certain php_getopt for the 'd' case. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-1823.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs671880

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
php5 (PTS)wheezy5.4.45-0+deb7u2fixed
wheezy (security)5.4.45-0+deb7u12fixed
jessie (security)5.6.33+dfsg-0+deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


This CVE ID is for the initial incomplete fix for CVE-2012-1823

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