Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-4885 (released via in a
previous update for php53) introduced an uninitialized memory use
flaw. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted HTTP request to
cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2012-0830)

All php53 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the
updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?edd36e6d

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: 61237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0830