Amazon Linux AMI : php Buffer Overvlow Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-211)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bf51e02f

Solution :

Run 'yum update php' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69769 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4113