Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in PHP's mbstring
extension. A remote attacker able to pass arbitrary input to a PHP
script using mbstring conversion functions could cause the PHP
interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-5557)

A flaw was found in the handling of the 'mbstring.func_overload'
configuration setting. A value set for one virtual host, or in a
user's .htaccess file, was incorrectly applied to other virtual hosts
on the same server, causing the handling of multibyte character
strings to not work correctly. (CVE-2009-0754)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in PHP's imageloadfont function. If a
PHP script allowed a remote attacker to load a carefully crafted font
file, it could cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3658)

A flaw was found in the way PHP handled certain file extensions when
running in FastCGI mode. If the PHP interpreter was being executed via
FastCGI, a remote attacker could create a request which would cause
the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2008-3660)

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in a way PHP reported errors for
invalid cookies. If the PHP interpreter had 'display_errors' enabled,
a remote attacker able to set a specially crafted cookie on a victim's
system could possibly inject arbitrary HTML into an error message
generated by PHP. (CVE-2008-5814) - SL5 Only

A memory disclosure flaw was found in the PHP gd extension's
imagerotate function. A remote attacker able to pass arbitrary values
as the 'background color' argument of the function could, possibly,
view portions of the PHP interpreter's memory. (CVE-2008-5498)

The httpd web server must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?534933bb

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60561 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3658
CVE-2008-3660
CVE-2008-5498
CVE-2008-5557
CVE-2008-5814
CVE-2009-0754