PHP up to 5.6.36/7.0.30/7.1.19/7.2.7 JPEG File ext/exif/exif.c exif_process_IFD_in_MAKERNOTE out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability was found in PHP up to 5.6.36/7.0.30/7.1.19/7.2.7 (Programming Language Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function exif_process_IFD_in_MAKERNOTE of the file ext/exif/exif.c of the component JPEG File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-125. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/19/2018. The weakness was presented 08/02/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-14851 since 08/02/2018. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/12/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 14 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 112093 (Amazon Linux AMI : php56 / php70,php71 (ALAS-2018-1066)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171447 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for php7 (SUSE-SU-2018:2333-1)).

Upgrading to version 5.6.37, 7.0.31, 7.1.20 or 7.2.8 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 104871) and Tenable (112093). See 67740, 90573, 90611 and 90612 for similar entries.




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VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
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Nessus ID: 112093
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : php56 / php70,php71 (ALAS-2018-1066)
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Upgrade: PHP 5.6.37/7.0.31/7.1.20/7.2.8


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CVE: CVE-2018-14851 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 104871 - PHP Multiple Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Created: 08/03/2018 07:21 AM
Updated: 03/12/2020 09:16 PM
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