Bug 783605 (CVE-2012-0788)

Summary: CVE-2012-0788 php: crash when unserializing serialized PDORow object
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Kurt Seifried <kseifried>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: fedora, jorton, ldimaggi, rpm, tkramer
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: php 5.3.9 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-01-21 00:16:45 UTC

 [2011-09-24 19:21 UTC] grinyad at mail dot ru


// make a Pdo_Mysql statement before

$result = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_LAZY);


$_SESSION['PDORow'] = $result;

Is crashing on next request after saving PDORow to session on session_start()

[2011-09-24 19:24 UTC] aharvey@php.net

What do you mean by "crashing"? Is the actual PHP process crashing, or
are you just getting an error message because PDO statements aren't
serialisable (which is expected)?

 [2011-09-25 08:56 UTC] grinyad at mail dot ru

Is a Apache crash. It gives a CGI/FastCGI Send/Don't Send window.


After few minutes is crashing apache server:


 [2011-09-25 12:39 UTC] johannes@php.net

PDORow objects may not be serialized and therefore not be put in a session. In svn it was fixed to throw a warning and not crash anymore this will be in future releases.

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2012-05-15 16:02:53 UTC

Red Hat does not consider this flaw to be a security issue. The bug can only be triggered by the PHP script author, which does not cross trust boundary.