FreeBSD : php-mbstring -- php mbstring buffer overflow vulnerability (a2074ac6-124c-11de-a964-0030843d3802)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

SecurityFocus reports :

PHP is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to
perform boundary checks before copying user-supplied data to
insufficiently sized memory buffers. The issue affects the 'mbstring'
extension included in the standard distribution.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary machine code
in the context of the affected webserver. Failed exploit attempts will
likely crash the webserver, denying service to legitimate users.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?97587e87

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35939 (freebsd_pkg_a2074ac6124c11dea9640030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32948

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5557

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