RHEL 2.1 : php (RHSA-2005:031)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated php packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Web server.

A double-free bug was found in the deserialization code of PHP. PHP
applications use the unserialize function on untrusted user data,
which could allow a remote attacker to gain access to memory or
potentially execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1019
to this issue.

Flaws were found in the pack and unpack PHP functions. These functions
do not normally pass user-supplied data, so they would require a
malicious PHP script to be exploited. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1018
to this issue.

A bug was discovered in the initialization of the OpenSSL library,
such that the curl extension could not be used to perform HTTP
requests over SSL unless the php-imap package was installed.

Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
fixes for these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1018.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1019.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-031.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16222 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1018
CVE-2004-1019