Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2010:009)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in php :

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).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48165 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-009.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4142

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