Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way PHP converted certain floating point
values from string representation to a number. If a PHP script
evaluated an attacker's input in a numeric context, the PHP
interpreter could cause high CPU usage until the script execution time
limit is reached. This issue only affected i386 systems.

A numeric truncation error and an input validation flaw were found in
the way the PHP utf8_decode() function decoded partial multi-byte
sequences for some multi-byte encodings, sending them to output
without them being escaped. An attacker could use these flaws to
perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2009-5016, CVE-2010-3870)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the PHP
ZipArchive::getArchiveComment function. If a script used this function
to inspect a specially crafted ZIP archive file, it could cause the
PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2010-3709)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60949 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5016