Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.4 apache_mod_php memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.4 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component apache_mod_php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 05/16/2016 as HT206567 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-8865 since 04/23/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/19/2022). The advisory points out:

Multiple vulnerabilities existed in PHP versions prior to 5.5.34. These were addressed by updating PHP to version 5.5.34.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91397 (Debian DLA-499-1 : php5 security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 197174 (Ubuntu Security Notification for File Vulnerabilities (USN-3686-1)).

Upgrading to version 10.11.5 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (91397).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 91397
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-499-1 : php5 security update
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OpenVAS ID: 63997
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for php7.0 USN-2984-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11.5
Patch: fe13566c93f118a15a96320a546c7878fd0cfc5e


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04/23/2016 +21 days 🔍
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08/19/2022 +2270 days 🔍



Advisory: HT206567
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-8865 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 85802 - PHP 'finfo_open()' Function Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 05/18/2016 11:55 AM
Updated: 08/19/2022 03:37 PM
Changes: 05/18/2016 11:55 AM (71), 11/30/2018 11:58 AM (12), 08/19/2022 03:37 PM (5)
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