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CVE-2009-5016

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-09-27
CWE:
CWE-79
Bugzilla:
652836: CVE-2009-5016 php: XSS and SQL injection bypass via crafted overlong UTF-8 encoded string

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the xml_utf8_decode function in ext/xml/xml.c in PHP before 5.2.11 makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection protection mechanisms via a crafted string that uses overlong UTF-8 encoding, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3870.

Find out more about CVE-2009-5016 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (php) RHSA-2011:0195 2011-02-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (php) RHSA-2010:0919 2010-11-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (php) RHSA-2010:0919 2010-11-29

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