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783605: CVE-2012-0788 php: crash when unserializing serialized PDORow object

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The PDORow implementation in PHP before 5.3.9 does not properly interact with the session feature, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted application that uses a PDO driver for a fetch and then calls the session_start function, as demonstrated by a crash of the Apache HTTP Server.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0788 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat does not consider this flaw to be a security issue. The bug can only be triggered by the PHP script author, which does not cross trust boundary.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 php Will not fix
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) php Will not fix
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