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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Server.

It was found that the hashing routine used by PHP arrays was
susceptible to predictable hash collisions. If an HTTP POST request to
a PHP application contained many parameters whose names map to the
same hash value, a large amount of CPU time would be consumed. This
flaw has been mitigated by adding a new configuration directive,
max_input_vars, that limits the maximum number of parameters processed
per request. By default, max_input_vars is set to 1000.
(CVE-2011-4885)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the PHP exif extension. On
32-bit systems, a specially-crafted image file could cause the PHP
interpreter to crash or disclose portions of its memory when a PHP
script tries to extract Exchangeable image file format (Exif) metadata
from the image file. (CVE-2011-4566)

An insufficient input validation flaw, leading to a buffer over-read,
was found in the PHP exif extension. A specially-crafted image file
could cause the PHP interpreter to crash when a PHP script tries to
extract Exchangeable image file format (Exif) metadata from the image
file. (CVE-2011-0708)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the PHP calendar extension. A
remote attacker able to make a PHP script call SdnToJulian() with a
large value could cause the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2011-1466)

An off-by-one flaw was found in PHP. If an attacker uploaded a file
with a specially-crafted file name it could cause a PHP script to
attempt to write a file to the root (/) directory. By default, PHP
runs as the 'apache' user, preventing it from writing to the root
directory. (CVE-2011-2202)

All php users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing the
updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?91383ab4

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61227 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0708
CVE-2011-1466
CVE-2011-2202
CVE-2011-4566
CVE-2011-4885