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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1049 :
Updated php packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed deeply nested
XML documents. If a PHP application used the xml_parse_into_struct()
function to parse untrusted XML content, an attacker able to supply
specially-crafted XML could use this flaw to crash the application or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the PHP interpreter. (CVE-2013-4113)
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 :
Update the affected php packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 68863 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4113