Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 and php on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way the File
Information (fileinfo) extension parsed certain Composite Document
Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws
to crash a PHP application using fileinfo via a specially crafted CDF
file. (CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480,
CVE-2012-1571)

Two denial of service flaws were found in the way the File Information
(fileinfo) extension handled indirect and search rules. A remote
attacker could use either of these flaws to cause a PHP application
using fileinfo to crash or consume an excessive amount of CPU.
(CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed DNS
TXT records. A malicious DNS server or a man-in-the-middle attacker
could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the PHP
interpreter if a PHP application used the dns_get_record() function to
perform a DNS query. (CVE-2014-4049)

A type confusion issue was found in PHP's phpinfo() function. A
malicious script author could possibly use this flaw to disclose
certain portions of server memory. (CVE-2014-4721)

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way the DateInterval class
parsed interval specifications. An attacker able to make a PHP
application parse a specially crafted specification using DateInterval
could possibly cause the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2013-6712)

A type confusion issue was found in the SPL ArrayObject and
SPLObjectStorage classes' unserialize() method. A remote attacker able
to submit specially crafted input to a PHP application, which would
then unserialize this input using one of the aforementioned methods,
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running that PHP application. (CVE-2014-3515)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f9712e2

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77047 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1571
CVE-2013-6712
CVE-2014-0237
CVE-2014-0238
CVE-2014-1943
CVE-2014-2270
CVE-2014-3479
CVE-2014-3480
CVE-2014-3515
CVE-2014-4049
CVE-2014-4721

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