[Full-disclosure] PHP Denial of Service - Memory leak in getimagesize().
sourvivor at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 18:58:30 BST 2012
PHP Denial of Service - Memory leak in getimagesize().
Manuel Fernández, Security consultant at Informatica64 [ sourvivor at gmail.com]
Francisco Oca, Security consultant at Informatica64 [ xyzthor at gmail.com ]
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Getimagesize function is used to determine the size of an image. It recives
one parameter as URI. Getimagesize() doesn't implement any function to
verify if the remote file that is been downloaded is an image nor if the
size is higher than desired, so it could be possible to force the PHP
engine to download (through Getimagesize()) a huge file, causing a DoS (in
RAM and CPU) in the webserver.
This exploit has been tested successfully in few enviorments as forums
PHPBB, which uses this function when you're going to set an avatar, due
that PHPBB tries to calculate the file size before changing the avatar.
PHP 5.4.1 and previous.
The vendor was not notified of the issue.
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