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Mitigation Instructions for CVE-2022-31630

Mitigation Instructions for CVE-2022-31630

SUBJECT: Mitigating CVE-2022-31630: PHP imageloadfont() Vulnerability

DATE(S) ISSUED: 11/14/2022

NVD Last Modified: 11/06/2023
This document provides guidance on addressing CVE-2022-31630, which affects PHP versions prior to 7.4.33, 8.0.25, and 8.2.12. The vulnerability is present in the imageloadfont() function of the GD extension, allowing for the execution of a read outside the allocated buffer, potentially leading to crashes or information disclosure.


  1. Upgrade PHP: To mitigate this vulnerability, upgrade to PHP versions 7.4.33, 8.0.25, or 8.2.12 or later.
  2. Code Review: For applications using imageloadfont(), review and sanitize inputs to this function to prevent the processing of maliciously crafted font files.
  3. Monitoring and Logging: Enhance monitoring of applications that use the GD extension for unusual activities indicating exploitation attempts.

Confirmation & Additional Information:
Ensure upgrades are properly applied and test applications for functionality and security. Keep PHP installations updated and refer to PHP's official resources for future patches and advisories.

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