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660382: CVE-2010-4409 php: getSymbol() integer overflow vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the NumberFormatter::getSymbol (aka numfmt_get_symbol) function in PHP 5.3.3 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an invalid argument.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4409 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of PHP as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. The getSymbol() and setSymbol() functions are unlikely to ever receive untrusted input as an $attr argument, and it is even less likely that they would receive such input when only a small set of pre-defined constants is expected. As a result, this flaw can only be triggered by the script author and cannot be used to cross trust boundaries. The Red Hat Security Response Team does not consider it to be security-relevant.

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:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 php Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php53 Will not fix
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