FreeBSD : php -- input validation error in safe_mode (ee6fa2bd-406a-11dd-936a-0015af872849)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

According to Maksymilian Arciemowicz research, it is possible to
bypass security restrictions of safe_mode in various functions via
directory traversal vulnerability. The attacker can use this attack to
gain access to sensitive information. Functions utilizing
expand_filepath() may be affected.

It should be noted that this vulnerability is not considered to be
serious by the FreeBSD Security Team, since safe_mode and open_basedir
are insecure by design and should not be relied upon.

See also :

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/54
http://www.nessus.org/u?88a31ce7

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34089 (freebsd_pkg_ee6fa2bd406a11dd936a0015af872849.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29797

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2665
CVE-2008-2666

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