PHP HTTP POST incorrect MIME header parsing vulnerability

Description

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A vulnerability has been reported for PHP versions 4.2.0 and 4.2.1.The vulnerability is the result of the PHP interpreter incorrectly parsing MIME headers when HTTP POST commands are received. When PHP receives a malformed POST request, it generates an error condition that is improperly handled. As a result, the attacker may cause the web server to crash and possibly execute supplied code.

Affected PHP versions (4.2.0, 4.2.1).

Remediation

Upgrade PHP to the latest version.

References