Upstream information

CVE-2009-3558 at MITRE

Description

The posix_mkfifo function in ext/posix/posix.c in PHP before 5.2.12 and 5.3.x before 5.3.1 allows context-dependent attackers to bypass open_basedir restrictions, and create FIFO files, via the pathname and mode arguments, as demonstrated by creating a .htaccess file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We do not support the open_basedir security method in PHP 5, it is inherently buggy and should not be relied on as security feature.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 557157 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 568527 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 GA php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP1 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP2 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP AIO 11 SP1 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP2 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP ES 11 SP1 php5 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP2 php5 Released