Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : php (ELSA-2012-0093)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0093 :

Updated php packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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
RHSA-2012:0071, RHSA-2012:0033, and RHSA-2012:0019 for php packages in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 respectively) 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 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
effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002593.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002590.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002595.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68449 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51830

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0830