[nycphp-talk] PHP DLOpen Vulnerability WAS: php problems from SecurityFocus Newsletter # 210
max at idsociety.com
Tue Aug 19 15:34:15 EDT 2003
dlopen is a c command used by php for opening a shared object.
similar to the php command dl().
Analysis & Solutions wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 05:14:20PM -0400, Hans Zaunere wrote:
>>>PHP DLOpen Arbitrary Web Server Process Memory Vulnerability
>>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?
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