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php -- NULL byte poisoning

Affected packages
php5 < 5.3.4
php52 < 5.2.17_12


VuXML ID 3761df02-0f9c-11e0-becc-0022156e8794
Discovery 2010-12-10
Entry 2011-01-13
Modified 2012-11-25

PHP-specific version of NULL-byte poisoning was briefly described by ShAnKaR:

Poison NULL byte vulnerability for perl CGI applications was described in [1]. ShAnKaR noted, that same vulnerability also affects different PHP applications.

PHP developers report that branch 5.3 received a fix:

Paths with NULL in them (foo\0bar.txt) are now considered as invalid (CVE-2006-7243).


CVE Name CVE-2006-7243