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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27956 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5465