Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : php (ELSA-2013-1049)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-July/003575.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-July/003576.html

Solution :

Update the affected php packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68863 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4113