Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : PHP local security issue (SSA:2004-154-02)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New PHP packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and
-current to fix a security issue. These fix a problem in previous
Slackware php packages where linking PHP against a static library in
an insecure path (under /tmp) could allow a local attacker to place
shared libraries at this location causing PHP to crash, or to execute
arbitrary code as the PHP user (which is by default, 'nobody'). Thanks
to Bryce Nichols for researching and reporting this issue.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?68b95e12

Solution :

Update the affected php package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18778 ()

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