Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : php5 vulnerability (USN-375-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Stefan Esser discovered two buffer overflows in the htmlentities() and
htmlspecialchars() functions. By supplying specially crafted input to
PHP applications which process that input with these functions, a
remote attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2006-5465)

This update also fixes bugs in the chdir() and tempnam() functions,
which did not perform proper open_basedir checks. This could allow
local scripts to bypass intended restrictions.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27956 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5465