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CVE-2009-5016

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

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 4 (php) RHSA-2010:0919 November 29, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (php) RHSA-2010:0919 November 29, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (php) RHSA-2011:0195 February 03, 2011

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