Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Various integer overflow flaws were found in the PHP gd extension
script that could be forced to resize images from an untrusted source,
possibly allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the
apache user. (CVE-2007-3996)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the PHP chunk_split function. If
a remote attacker was able to pass arbitrary data to the third
argument of chunk_split they could possibly execute arbitrary code as
the apache user. Note that it is unusual for a PHP script to use the
chunk_split function with a user-supplied third argument.
(CVE-2007-2872)

A previous security update introduced a bug into PHP session cookie
handling. This could allow an attacker to stop a victim from viewing a
vulnerable web site if the victim has first visited a malicious web
page under the control of the attacker, and that page can set a cookie
for the vulnerable web site. (CVE-2007-4670)

A flaw was found in the PHP money_format function. If a remote
attacker was able to pass arbitrary data to the money_format function
this could possibly result in an information leak or denial of
service. Note that it is unusual for a PHP script to pass
user-supplied data to the money_format function. (CVE-2007-4658)

A flaw was found in the PHP wordwrap function. If a remote attacker
was able to pass arbitrary data to the wordwrap function this could
possibly result in a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3998)

A bug was found in PHP session cookie handling. This could allow an
attacker to create a cross-site cookie insertion attack if a victim
follows an untrusted carefully-crafted URL. (CVE-2007-3799)

An infinite-loop flaw was discovered in the PHP gd extension. A script
that could be forced to process PNG images from an untrusted source
could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2007-2756)

A flaw was found in the PHP 'ftp' extension. If a PHP script used this
extension to provide access to a private FTP server, and passed
untrusted script input directly to any function provided by this
extension, a remote attacker would be able to send arbitrary FTP
commands to the server. (CVE-2007-2509)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8563d072

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60257 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2509
CVE-2007-2756
CVE-2007-2872
CVE-2007-3799
CVE-2007-3996
CVE-2007-3998
CVE-2007-4658
CVE-2007-4670