Amazon Linux AMI : php Arbitrary Code Execution (ALAS-2012-41)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-4885 (released via
ALAS-2012-37) 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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1056b47b
http://www.nessus.org/u?dc070f10

Solution :

Run 'yum update php*' to upgrade your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69648 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0830