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 :

It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-1571 was incomplete; the File
Information (fileinfo) extension did not correctly parse certain
Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to crash a PHP application using fileinfo via a specially
crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the
gdImageCreateFromXpm() function of PHP's gd extension. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to crash a PHP application using gd via a
specially crafted X PixMap (XPM) file. (CVE-2014-2497)

Multiple buffer over-read flaws were found in the php_parserr()
function of PHP. 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-2014-3597)

Two use-after-free flaws were found in the way PHP handled certain
Standard PHP Library (SPL) Iterators and ArrayIterators. A malicious
script author could possibly use either of these flaws to disclose
certain portions of server memory. (CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698)

The CVE-2014-3597 issue was discovered by David Kutlek of the Red Hat
BaseOS QE.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?72f1614c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78419 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1571
CVE-2014-2497
CVE-2014-3587
CVE-2014-3597
CVE-2014-4670
CVE-2014-4698

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