Intrusion Prevention

PHP.Parsing.Variant.Object.Type.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in PHP.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles COM object VARIANT types. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted PHP file.

Affected Products

php 5.4.3 and previous versions running on Windows

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
http://www.php.net/downloads.php

CVE References

CVE-2012-2376