Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235016
CVE-2007-1583 mbstring register_globals activation and mail() header injection (CVE-2007-1718)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:43 EST
Description of problem:
MOPB-26-2007 describes a bug in the mbstring extension which may a remote
attacker to enable the "register_globals" setting for the lifetime of an httpd
child process, if the mb_parse_string() is used to process untrusted script
input of a length which can force the default memory_limit to be exhausted.
(CVE: CVE-2007-1583; Impact: Low)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
MOPB-34-2007 describes a bug in the mail() function which allows a remote
attacker to inject arbitrary headers into generated mail, if the "subject"
parameter passed to the function uses untrusted (and unsanitized) script input;
this may allow the attacker to force the script to send bulk e-mail to
unintended recipients. (CVE-2007-1718, Impact: Low)
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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