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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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.
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23631 ()
Bugtraq ID: 20879
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5465
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