CVE-2014-5459

NameCVE-2014-5459
DescriptionThe PEAR_REST class in REST.php in PEAR in PHP through 5.6.0 allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) rest.cachefile or (2) rest.cacheid file in /tmp/pear/cache/, related to the retrieveCacheFirst and useLocalCache functions.
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 severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs682157, 759282

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
php5 (PTS)jessie5.6.33+dfsg-0+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)5.6.38+dfsg-0+deb8u1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant682157, 759282

Notes

Although #682157 and #759282 got closed the issues with unsafe use of
/tmp are not yet resolved, cf. https://bugs.debian.org/682157#36
Neutralised by kernel hardening

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