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690894: CVE-2011-1467 php: NumberFormatter: set a symbol value crash (DoS) on bogus values

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the NumberFormatter::setSymbol (aka numfmt_set_symbol) function in the Intl extension in PHP before 5.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an invalid argument, a related issue to CVE-2010-4409.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1467 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.

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 php Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php53 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 php Not affected
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