Friday, May 4. 2012
So PHP 5.4.2 and 5.3.12 do not fix the security issue reported in CVE-2012-1823 and discussed here earlier. The original advisory has a number of mitigation opportunities and an additional patch, and PHP.net has a RewriteRule online as a hotfix.
Update As mentioned on Eindbazen: The current fixes have a problem with whitespace BEFORE the actual Query String, i.e. “/?+-s”. This only applies in the wrapper environment outlined by eindbazen.net where command-line arguments are passed without double quotes to PHP, as in /usr/bin/php5 $@.
I want to discuss now shortly if any of these properly mitigate the issue.
So, right now you will probably want to use the following RewriteRule:
This is the easiest way to hot-fix the issue until a working PHP version is released.
In the meantime, CVE-2012-2311 has been issued to address the fact that PHP 5.4.2 and 5.3.12 (which I never tested, btw, but the patch is identical) do not properly fix the problem.
Read the original advisory here and my earlier article here.
Posted by Christopher Kunz
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Defined tags for this entry: 5.2, 5.4, CGI, CVE-2012-1823, exploit, mitigation, mod_rewrite, PHP, remote code execution, vulnerability
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#1 - Jani O 2012-05-04 18:14 -
I think this problem is in Apache CGI implementation. Query string is supposed to be given to CGI program in environment variable QUERY_STRING not in command line arguments.
#1.1 - Mikko Rantalainen 2012-05-07 08:21 -
The problem is not Apache but RFC 3875 which says:
#1.1.1 - Chris 2012-05-07 08:27 -
#188.8.131.52 - Mikko Rantalainen 2012-05-07 09:50 -
You are right, of course. The inverse of “SHOULD NOT” is “MAY”. However, I have no idea when the “MAY” would make any sense instead of “SHOULD”.
#184.108.40.206.1 - Chris 2012-05-07 10:04 -
Generally, I don’t see why user-supplied input should be passed to the command line of a CGI binary in any case.
#2 - hoohead 2012-05-04 23:01 -