Oracle Linux 4 : php (ELSA-2007-0349)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0349 :

Updated PHP packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the PHP 'xmlrpc' extension. A
PHP script which implements an XML-RPC server using this extension
could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the
'apache' user. Note that this flaw does not affect PHP applications
using the pure-PHP XML_RPC class provided in /usr/share/pear.
(CVE-2007-1864)

A flaw was found in the PHP 'ftp' extension. If a PHP script used this
extension to provide access to a private FTP server, and passed
untrusted script input directly to any function provided by this
extension, a remote attacker would be able to send arbitrary FTP
commands to the server. (CVE-2007-2509)

Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000128.html

Solution :

Update the affected php packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1864
CVE-2007-2509