Ubuntu 4.10 : php4 vulnerabilities (USN-99-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

USN-99-1 fixed a safe mode bypass which allowed malicious PHP scripts
to circumvent path restrictions by creating a specially crafted
directory whose length exceeded the capacity of the realpath()
function (CAN-2004-1064). However, this caused severe regressions,
some applications like SquirrelMail and Gallery did not work any more,
and the package 'php4-pear' was empty. The current version repairs
this.

In addition this update fixes a crash of the PHP interpreter if
curl_init() was called with a non-string argument. Please note that
this is not security relevant since this condition usually cannot be
triggered externally.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20726 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1064