FreeBSD : php -- ini database truncation inside dba_replace() function (1e8031be-4258-11de-b67a-0030843d3802)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

securityfocus research reports :

A bug that leads to the emptying of the INI file contents if the
database key was not found exists in PHP dba extension in versions
5.2.6, 4.4.9 and earlier.

Function dba_replace() are not filtering strings key and value. There
is a possibility for the destruction of the file.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498746/30/0/threaded
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/58
http://www.nessus.org/u?3ef408c9

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38799 (freebsd_pkg_1e8031be425811deb67a0030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-7068

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