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