RHEL 3 / 4 : php (RHSA-2006:0669)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated PHP packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Web server.

A response-splitting issue was discovered in the PHP session handling.
If a remote attacker can force a carefully crafted session identifier
to be used, a cross-site-scripting or response-splitting attack could
be possible. (CVE-2006-3016)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the PHP sscanf() function. If a
script used the sscanf() function with positional arguments in the
format string, a remote attacker sending a carefully crafted request
could execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user. (CVE-2006-4020)

An integer overflow was discovered in the PHP wordwrap() and
str_repeat() functions. If a script running on a 64-bit server used
either of these functions on untrusted user data, a remote attacker
sending a carefully crafted request might be able to cause a heap
overflow. (CVE-2006-4482)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the PHP gd extension. If a script
was set up to process GIF images from untrusted sources using the gd
extension, a remote attacker could cause a heap overflow.

An integer overflow was discovered in the PHP memory allocation
handling. On 64-bit platforms, the 'memory_limit' setting was not
enforced correctly, which could allow a denial of service attack by a
remote user. (CVE-2006-4486)

Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. These packages also
contain a fix for a bug where certain input strings to the metaphone()
function could cause memory corruption.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22443 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3016

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