#VU7349 Null pointer dereference


Published: 2017-07-06 | Updated: 2017-10-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU7349

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-9229

CWE-ID: CWE-476

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
PHP
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: PHP Group

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition.

The weakness exists in the mbstring due to an error in handling of reg->dmin in forward_search_range(). A remote attacker can trigger SIGSEGV in left_adjust_char_head() during regular expression compilation, cause NULL pointer dereference and the application to crash.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service.

Mitigation
Update to version 7.0.21.

Vulnerable software versions

PHP: 7.0.0 - 7.0.20


CPE

External links
http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.21


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