ZF2010-04: Potential MIME-type Injection in Zend_File_Transfer
Zend_File_Transfer had a potential MIME type injection
vulnerability for file uploads. In certain situations where either PHP's
ext/finfo extension is not installed and the
mime_content_type() function was not available on a system,
Zend_File_Transfer would use the user provided value for the
type embedded inside the
$_FILES superglobal. Additionally,
in cases where the functionality was available, but where a type could not
be determined by one of them,
Zend_File_Transfer would also
fallback on the user provided type. Using user provided information for a
file's MIME type in uploads is considered an insecure practice, as it
provides attack vectors by malicious users.
This vulnerability has been fixed by returning "application/octet" in situations where the MIME type cannot be detected securely by PHP.
If you use this component, or other components that rely on it (e.g.,
Zend_Form_Element_File), we strongly recommend upgrading to
the most current version of Zend Framework available, or one of the
The Zend Framework team thanks the following for working with us to help protect its users:
- Pádraic Brady, who made the initial report and who worked with our team to ensure that the appropriate actions were taken
- Thomas Weidner, who provided the patch used to resolve the issue issue tracker
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Released Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:00:00 -0500.