|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-2511|
|Date Published:||30 Jul 2013|
|Last Updated:||3 Apr 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A heap memory corruption vulnerability exists in xml_parse_into_struct() function in PHP. The vulnerability is due to an error in parsing XML strings passed to the function. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability in a web application that processes user input with the xml_parse_into_struct PHP function. A successful exploitation attempt may result in the execution of arbitrary code in the security context of the affected web application.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: PHP xml_parse_into_struct heap memory corruption