Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2010:008)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in php :

The zend_restore_ini_entry_cb function in zend_ini.c in PHP 5.3.0,
5.2.10, and earlier versions allows context-specific attackers to
obtain sensitive information (memory contents) and cause a PHP crash
by using the ini_set function to declare a variable, then using the
ini_restore function to restore the variable (CVE-2009-2626).

The htmlspecialchars function in PHP before 5.2.12 does not properly
handle (1) overlong UTF-8 sequences, (2) invalid Shift_JIS sequences,
and (3) invalid EUC-JP sequences, which allows remote attackers to
conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by placing a crafted byte
sequence before a special character (CVE-2009-4142).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44041 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-008.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2626
CVE-2009-4142

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