Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way PHP converted certain floating point
values from string representation to a number. If a PHP script
evaluated an attacker's input in a numeric context, the PHP
interpreter could cause high CPU usage until the script execution time
limit is reached. This issue only affected i386 systems.

A stack memory exhaustion flaw was found in the way the PHP
filter_var() function validated email addresses. An attacker could use
this flaw to crash the PHP interpreter by providing excessively long
input to be validated as an email address. (CVE-2010-3710)

A memory disclosure flaw was found in the PHP multi-byte string
extension. If the mb_strcut() function was called with a length
argument exceeding the input string size, the function could disclose
a portion of the PHP interpreter's memory. (CVE-2010-4156)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60948 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3710

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