FreeBSD : php -- arbitrary remote code execution vulnerability (3fd040be-4f0b-11e1-9e32-0025900931f8)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in PHP, which can be exploited by
malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a logic error within the
'php_register_variable_ex()' function (php_variables.c) when hashing
form posts and updating a hash table, which can be exploited to
execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.php.net/archive/2012.php#id2012-02-02-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?6c4e19d6

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57830 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0830

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