Upstream information

CVE-2012-1171 at MITRE


The libxml RSHUTDOWN function in PHP 5.x allows remote attackers to bypass the open_basedir protection mechanism and read arbitrary files via vectors involving a stream_close method call during use of a custom stream wrapper.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue does not affect php53 packages in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 or newer, it only affects php5 packages. We however do not consider open_basedir restrictions as security measures and so will likely not fix this.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 868832 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS php53 Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS php53 Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 php53 Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 php53 Ignore