Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

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
previous php packages) 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.

All php 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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61238 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0830