ID CVE-2008-3658
Summary Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function in ext/gd/gd.c in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2 before 5.2.6-r6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file. Mitre Description references "PHP 5.6 through 5.2.6" -- however research to the changelog for PHP 5 does not reflect a 5.6 release changelog: However, "Those issues are fixed by the recent php-4.4.9 release, but they affect php-5.2.6 as well and the fixes are not part of any released version in case of 5.2."
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:4.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 7.5 (as of 11-10-2018 - 20:49)
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Buffer Manipulation
    An adversary manipulates an application's interaction with a buffer in an attempt to read or modify data they shouldn't have access to. Buffer attacks are distinguished in that it is the buffer space itself that is the target of the attack rather than any code responsible for interpreting the content of the buffer. In virtually all buffer attacks the content that is placed in the buffer is immaterial. Instead, most buffer attacks involve retrieving or providing more input than can be stored in the allocated buffer, resulting in the reading or overwriting of other unintended program memory.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an adversary. As a consequence, an adversary is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the adversaries' choice.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:21:38.176-04:00
class vulnerability
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function in ext/gd/gd.c in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2 before 5.2.6-r6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9724
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function in ext/gd/gd.c in PHP 4.4.x before 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2 before 5.2.6-r6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file.
version 30
redhat via4
id RHSA-2009:0350
  • php-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-debuginfo-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-debuginfo-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-devel-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-devel-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-domxml-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-gd-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-imap-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-imap-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-ldap-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-ldap-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-mbstring-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-mysql-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-mysql-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-ncurses-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-odbc-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-odbc-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-pear-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-pgsql-0:4.3.2-51.ent
  • php-pgsql-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-snmp-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-xmlrpc-0:4.3.9-3.22.15
  • php-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-bcmath-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-cli-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-common-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-dba-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-debuginfo-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-devel-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-gd-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-imap-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-ldap-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-mbstring-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-mysql-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-ncurses-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-odbc-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-pdo-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-pgsql-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-snmp-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-soap-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-xml-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-xmlrpc-0:5.1.6-23.2.el5_3
  • php-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-bcmath-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-cli-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-common-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-dba-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-debuginfo-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-devel-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-gd-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-imap-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-ldap-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-mbstring-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-mysql-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-ncurses-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-odbc-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-pdo-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-pgsql-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-snmp-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-soap-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-xml-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
  • php-xmlrpc-0:5.2.6-4.el5s2
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
bid 30649
bugtraq 20090302 rPSA-2009-0035-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl
cert TA09-133A
debian DSA-1647
  • FEDORA-2009-3768
  • FEDORA-2009-3848
gentoo GLSA-200811-05
  • HPSBTU02382
  • HPSBUX02401
  • HPSBUX02465
  • SSRT080132
  • SSRT090005
  • SSRT090192
  • MDVSA-2009:021
  • MDVSA-2009:022
  • MDVSA-2009:023
  • MDVSA-2009:024
  • [oss-security] 20080808 CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
  • [oss-security] 20080813 Re: CVE request: php-5.2.6 overflow issues
osvdb 47484
  • 31982
  • 32148
  • 32316
  • 32746
  • 32884
  • 33797
  • 35074
  • 35306
  • SUSE-SR:2008:018
  • SUSE-SR:2008:021
  • ADV-2008-2336
  • ADV-2008-3275
  • ADV-2009-0320
  • ADV-2009-1297
xf php-imageloadfont-dos(44401)
statements via4
contributor Joshua Bressers
lastmodified 2009-04-07
organization Red Hat
statement This issue has been addressed in the affected versions of PHP packages shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux via advisories listed on the following page:
Last major update 11-10-2018 - 20:49
Published 15-08-2008 - 00:41
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 20:49
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