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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated PHP packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Web server.
The phpinfo() PHP function did not properly sanitize long strings. An
attacker could use this to perform cross-site scripting attacks
against sites that have publicly-available PHP scripts that call
The html_entity_decode() PHP function was found to not be binary safe.
An attacker could use this flaw to disclose a certain part of the
memory. In order for this issue to be exploitable the target site
would need to have a PHP script which called the
'html_entity_decode()' function with untrusted input from the user and
displayed the result. (CVE-2006-1490)
The error handling output was found to not properly escape HTML output
in certain cases. An attacker could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting attacks against sites where both display_errors
and html_errors are enabled. (CVE-2006-0208)
An input validation error was found in the 'mb_send_mail()' function.
An attacker could use this flaw to inject arbitrary headers in a mail
sent via a script calling the 'mb_send_mail()' function where the 'To'
parameter can be controlled by the attacker. (CVE-2005-3883)
A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in uw-imap, the University of
Washington's IMAP Server. php-imap is compiled against the static
c-client libraries from imap and therefore needed to be recompiled
against the fixed version. This issue only affected Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3. (CVE-2005-2933).
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches that resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21287 ()
Bugtraq ID: 15009
CVE ID: CVE-2003-1303CVE-2005-2933CVE-2005-3883CVE-2006-0208CVE-2006-0996CVE-2006-1490
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