Fedora Core 6 : php-5.1.6-3.1.fc6 (2006-1169)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a security vulnerability in PHP.

The Hardened-PHP Project discovered an overflow in the PHP
htmlentities() and htmlspecialchars() routines. If a PHP script used
the vulnerable functions to parse UTF-8 data, a remote attacker
sending a carefully crafted request could trigger the overflow and
potentially execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user.
(CVE-2006-5465)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb8289ed

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24043 (fedora_2006-1169.nasl)

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