Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2011:166)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been identified and fixed in php :

The is_a function in PHP 5.3.7 and 5.3.8 triggers a call to the
__autoload function, which makes it easier for remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code by providing a crafted URL and leveraging
potentially unsafe behavior in certain PEAR packages and custom
autoloaders (CVE-2011-3379).

The php-ini-5.3.8 package was missing with the MDVSA-2011:165 advisory
and is now being provided, the php-timezonedb package was upgraded to
the latest version (2011.14) for 2011.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56708 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49754

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3379

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