Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
FraMe from kernelpanik.org reported that the cURL module does not
respect open_basedir restrictions. As a result, scripts which used
cURL to open files with an user-specified path could read arbitrary
local files outside of the open_basedir directory.
Stefano Di Paola discovered a vulnerability in PHP's shmop_write()
function. Its 'offset' parameter was not checked for negative values,
which allowed an attacker to write arbitrary data to arbitrary memory
locations. A script which passed unchecked parameters to shmop_write()
could possibly be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the web server and to bypass safe mode restrictions.
Update the affected packages.
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