RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : php (RHSA-2006:0730)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated PHP packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important 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 Hardened-PHP Project discovered an overflow in the PHP
htmlentities() and htmlspecialchars() routines. If a PHP script used
the vulnerable functions to parse UTF-8 data, a remote attacker
sending a carefully crafted request could trigger the overflow and
potentially execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user.
(CVE-2006-5465)

Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-5465.html
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_132006.138.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0730.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23631 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20879

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5465