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[nycphp-talk] PHP DLOpen Vulnerability WAS: php problems from SecurityFocus Newsletter # 210

Analysis & Solutions danielc at analysisandsolutions.com
Tue Aug 19 11:09:27 EDT 2003


Folks:

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 05:14:20PM -0400, Hans Zaunere wrote:
> 
> >PHP DLOpen Arbitrary Web Server Process Memory Vulnerability
> >http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8405
>
> Hmm... does this strike anyone else as an odd report?

Yes, I thought so when I first read it, but I didn't feel like bothering 
with commentary when I posted.

First, it seemed more like an Apache issue.  Then, why would this one
function be a problem?  Doesn't everything go into memory?  So, I went to
php.net/dlopen to research what this function does.  Turns out it's not in
the manual.  Is this a function that's used by PHP internals or something?

--Dan

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