PHP up to 5.6.36/7.0.30/7.1.19/7.2.7 on Windows link_win32.c linkinfo information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in PHP up to 5.6.36/7.0.30/7.1.19/7.2.7 on Windows (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is the function linkinfo of the file ext/standard/link_win32.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 07/19/2018. The weakness was shared 08/07/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-15132 since 08/07/2018. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 111231 (PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.20 exif_thumbnail_extract() DoS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context r.

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 before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (111231). The entries 67740, 90573, 90611 and 90612 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 111231
Nessus Name: PHP 7.1.x < 7.1.20 exif_thumbnail_extract() DoS
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PHP 5.6.37/7.0.31/7.1.20/7.2.8


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Advisory: 76423
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CVE: CVE-2018-15132 (🔍)
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Created: 08/08/2018 08:01 AM
Updated: 05/01/2023 09:39 AM
Changes: 08/08/2018 08:01 AM (70), 03/14/2020 08:03 AM (3), 05/01/2023 09:37 AM (5), 05/01/2023 09:39 AM (1)
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