PHP up to 5.3.2 session access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in PHP (Programming Language Software). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation of the argument session with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The default session serializer in PHP 5.2 through 5.2.13 and 5.3 through 5.3.2 does not properly handle the PS_UNDEF_MARKER marker, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary session variables via a crafted session variable name.

The weakness was published 08/20/2010 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-3065. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/23/2021). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 50862 (CentOS 4 / 5 : php (CESA-2010:0919)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155575 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for PHP (ELSA-2010-0919)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (50862). Similar entries are available at 52401, 52210, 55430 and 55427.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 50862
Nessus Name: CentOS 4 / 5 : php (CESA-2010:0919)
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OpenVAS ID: 880456
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for php CESA-2010:0919 centos4 i386
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Advisory: RHSA-2010:0919
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-3065 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26952 - PHP 5.2-5.2.13 and 5.3-5.3.2 Session Serializer Session Variables Modification Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38430
Secunia: 42410

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/23/2021 02:45 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (56), 03/03/2017 09:47 AM (7), 09/23/2021 02:42 PM (5), 09/23/2021 02:43 PM (1), 09/23/2021 02:45 PM (3)
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