Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:196)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The Hardened-PHP Project discovered buffer overflows in
htmlentities/htmlspecialchars internal routines to the PHP Project.
The purpose of these functions is to be filled with user input. (The
overflow can only be when UTF-8 is used) (CVE-2006-5465)

Unspecified vulnerabilities in PHP, probably before 5.2.0, allow local
users to bypass open_basedir restrictions and perform unspecified
actions via unspecified vectors involving the (1) chdir and (2)
tempnam functions. NOTE: the tempnam vector might overlap
CVE-2006-1494. (CVE-2006-5706)

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. Users must
restart Apache for the changes to take effect.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24581 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-196.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20879

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5465

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