SUSE-SA:2004:021: php4/mod_php4

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:021 (php4/mod_php4).

PHP is a well known, widely-used scripting language often used within
web server setups.
Stefan Esser found a problem with the 'memory_limit' handling of PHP which
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code as the user running
the PHP interpreter. This problem has been fixed. Additionally a
problem within the 'strip_tags' function has been found and fixed which
allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary tags into certain web
browsers, issuing XSS related attacks.
Since there is no easy workaround except disabling PHP, we recommend
an update for users running the PHP interpreter within the apache
web server.

To be sure the update takes effect you have to restart the apache process
by executing the following command as root:

/usr/sbin/rcapache restart

or if you use the apache2 package

/usr/sbin/rcapache2 restart

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution :

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13837 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0594

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