FreeBSD : php -- NULL byte poisoning (3761df02-0f9c-11e0-becc-0022156e8794)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

PHP-specific version of NULL-byte poisoning was briefly described by
ShAnKaR :

Poison NULL byte vulnerability for perl CGI applications was described
in [1]. ShAnKaR noted, that same vulnerability also affects different
PHP applications.

PHP developers report that branch 5.3 received a fix :

Paths with NULL in them (foo\0bar.txt) are now considered as invalid
(CVE-2006-7243).

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/445788/100/0/threaded
http://www.nessus.org/u?14009b97
http://www.nessus.org/u?d09b578a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51505 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7243

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