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Vulnerability of PHP: vulnerability of magic_quotes_gpc

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

The magic_quotes_gpc directive is not honoured in PHP version 5.2.7.
Impacted products: PHP.
Severity of this bulletin: 3/4.
Creation date: 08/12/2008.
Références of this threat: BID-32673, CVE-2008-5844, VIGILANCE-VUL-8295.

Description of the vulnerability 

The magic_quotes directives automatically escapes the ', ", \ and \0 characters:
 - magic_quotes_gpc : in GET, POST and COOKIE
 - magic_quotes_runtime : in all functions
Some PHP applications do not filter their data, and trust magic_quotes to do it.

However, in PHP version 5.2.7, magic_quotes_gpc is always disabled. Applications needing magic_quotes_gpc are thus not secure.

An attacker can for example use the quote character to inject data in a database.
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This vulnerability impacts software or systems such as PHP.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security announce is important.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability note.

Solutions for this threat 

PHP: version 5.2.8.
Version 5.2.8 is corrected:
  http://www.php.net/
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