PHP prior 5.1.0 HTTP Proxy denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in PHP (Programming Language Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component HTTP Proxy. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Streams component in PHP before 5.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by accessing an ftp:// URL during use of an HTTP proxy with the FTP wrapper.

The weakness was presented 03/19/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2011-1469 since 03/19/2011. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56695 (CentOS 5 : php53 (CESA-2011:1423)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120017 (CentOS Security Update for PHP (CESA-2012:0033)).

Upgrading to version 5.1.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66190) and Tenable (56695). See 56895, 56894, 56892 and 56890 for similar entries.





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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 56695
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : php53 (CESA-2011:1423)
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OpenVAS ID: 71135
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2408-1 (php5)
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Upgrade: PHP 5.1.0


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Advisory: RHSA-2011:1423
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-1469 (🔍)

X-Force: 66190
Vulnerability Center: 57279 - PHP Prior to 5.3.6 Streams component Remote DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 46970 - PHP Stream Component Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
Vupen: ADV-2011-0744

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Created: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM
Updated: 10/20/2021 02:19 AM
Changes: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM (69), 02/01/2019 09:31 AM (9), 10/20/2021 02:04 AM (3), 10/20/2021 02:12 AM (1), 10/20/2021 02:19 AM (1)
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