FreeBSD : php5 -- Denial of Service in php_date_parse_tzfile() (9b2a5e88-02b8-11e2-92d1-000d601460a4)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

MITRE CVE team reports :

Memory leak in the timezone functionality in PHP before 5.3.9 allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by
triggering many strtotime function calls, which are not properly
handled by the php_date_parse_tzfile cache.

See also :

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0789
https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=53502
http://www.nessus.org/u?63bdc858
https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2012-01

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62207 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0789

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