PHP up to 5.6.24/7.0.9 TIFF Image ext/exif/exif.c exif_process_IFD_in_TIFF Memory information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in PHP up to 5.6.24/7.0.9 (Programming Language Software). This affects the function exif_process_IFD_in_TIFF of the file ext/exif/exif.c of the component TIFF Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Memory). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was disclosed 09/12/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-7128 since 09/02/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 900012 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169168 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for php53 (SUSE-SU-2016:2328-1)).

Upgrading to version 5.6.25 or 7.0.10 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (900012). The entries 3695, 5786, 5794 and 9021 are pretty similar.






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 900012
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OpenVAS ID: 54857
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for php7.0 USN-3095-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PHP 5.6.25/7.0.10


08/18/2016 🔍
09/02/2016 +15 days 🔍
09/11/2016 +9 days 🔍
09/12/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/15/2022 +2194 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2016:2750
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-7128 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036680
SecurityFocus: 92564 - PHP 'ext/exif/exif.c' Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 09/12/2016 05:53 PM
Updated: 09/15/2022 07:05 PM
Changes: 09/12/2016 05:53 PM (63), 04/15/2019 04:32 PM (12), 09/15/2022 07:05 PM (5)
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