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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Server.
It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-4885 (released via in a
previous update for php53) introduced an uninitialized memory use
flaw. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to
cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
All php53 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the
updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5