Public Date:
918187: CVE-2013-1643 php: Ability to read arbitrary files due use of external entities while parsing SOAP WSDL files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The SOAP parser in PHP before 5.3.23 and 5.4.x before 5.4.13 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a SOAP WSDL file containing an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue in the soap_xmlParseFile and soap_xmlParseMemory functions. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-1824.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1643 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 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (php) RHSA-2013:1814 2013-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (php) RHSA-2013:1615 2013-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (php53) RHSA-2013:1307 2013-09-30