Fedora 9 : php-5.2.6-2.fc9 (2008-3606)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This release updates PHP to the latest upstream version 5.2.6, fixing
multiple bugs and security issues. See upstream release notes for
further details: http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_6.php It was
discovered that the PHP escapeshellcmd() function did not properly
escape multi-byte characters which are not valid in the locale used by
the script. This could allow an attacker to bypass quoting
restrictions imposed by escapeshellcmd() and execute arbitrary
commands if the PHP script was using certain locales. Scripts using
the default UTF-8 locale are not affected by this issue.
(CVE-2008-2051) It was discovered that a PHP script using the
transparent session ID configuration option, or using the
output_add_rewrite_var() function, could leak session identifiers to
external websites. If a page included an HTML form which is posted to
a third-party website, the user's session ID would be included in the
form data and passed to that website. (CVE-2007-5899) It was
discovered that PHP did not properly seed its pseudo-random number
generator used by functions such as rand() and mt_rand(), possibly
allowing an attacker to easily predict the generated pseudo-random
values. (CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108)

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 :


Solution :

Update the affected php package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33231 (fedora_2008-3606.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29009

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0599

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