CVE-2006-6133

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CVE-2006-6133 is a vulnerability that affects the PHP programming language. Specifically, it arises from a flaw in how PHP handles certain input data when using the "mysqli" extension to interact with a MySQL database. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the server running PHP, potentially gaining unauthorized access or control of the system. This vulnerability was first reported in November 2006 and given the CVE identifier CVE-2006-6133. It affected all versions of PHP up to version 5.2.0, which was released in November 2006 and included a patch for the vulnerability. The severity of this vulnerability was considered high, as successful exploitation could allow attackers to compromise the entire system. Fortunately, once the vulnerability was discovered, the PHP development community quickly responded by releasing a patched version of the software. Users were advised to upgrade their installations of PHP to version 5.2.0 or later, which included the necessary fixes to prevent exploitation of the vulnerability. This incident highlights the importance of regularly updating software and promptly applying security patches to ensure the safety and security of computer systems.
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