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PHP, when not configured with the "display_errors = Off" setting in php.ini, allows remote attackers to obtain the physical path for an include file via a trailing slash in a request to a directly accessible PHP program, which modifies the base path, causes the include directive to fail, and produces an error message that contains the path.
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Date Entry Created
20020501 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20020502)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(1) Frech
NOOP(6) Armstrong, Christey, Cole, Cox, Foat, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> Is this another case when PHP leaks path information by design,
   as supported by "display_errors" option?  Then the
   vulnerability (rather, exposure) would be in the use of the 
   display_errors option itself, whose implications may include
   this particular scenario.
 CHANGE> [Cox changed vote from REVIEWING to NOOP]

Proposed (Legacy)
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