PHP Session.Save_Path() TMPDIR Open_Basedir Restriction Bypass Vulnerability

PHP is prone to a 'open_basedir' restriction-bypass vulnerability due to a design error.

Successful exploits could allow an attacker to access sensitive information or to write files in unauthorized locations.

This vulnerability would be an issue in shared-hosting configurations where multiple users can create and execute arbitrary PHP script code; in such cases, the 'safe_mode' and 'open_basedir' restrictions are expected to isolate users from each other.

The following versions are vulnerable:

PHP 4 up to and including 4.4.6
PHP 5 up to and including 5.2.1


 

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