Executive Summary

Name CVE-2001-1246 First vendor Publication 2001-06-30
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2008-09-10

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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PHP 4.0.5 through 4.1.0 in safe mode does not properly cleanse the 5th parameter to the mail() function, which allows local users and possibly remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2001-1246

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

Id Name
CAPEC-6 Argument Injection
CAPEC-15 Command Delimiters
CAPEC-41 Using Meta-characters in E-mail Headers to Inject Malicious Payloads
CAPEC-43 Exploiting Multiple Input Interpretation Layers
CAPEC-88 OS Command Injection
CAPEC-108 Command Line Execution through SQL Injection
CAPEC-133 Try All Common Application Switches and Options

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
579 PHP Safe Mode mail() Function 5th Parameter Arbitrary Command Execution

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2004-07-31 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2002-059.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2004-07-06 Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2002-129.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2001-07-02 Name : Arbitrary commands may be run on the remote server.
File : php_safe_mode.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2954
BUGTRAQ http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/194425
CONFIRM http://www.php.net/do_download.php?download_file=php-4.1.2.tar.gz
REDHAT http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2002-102.html
XF http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/6787.php

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