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 buffer overflow flaw was found in the Exif extension. A specially
crafted JPEG or TIFF file could cause a PHP application using the
exif_thumbnail() function to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running that PHP application.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way custom objects were
unserialized. Specially crafted input processed by the unserialize()
function could cause a PHP application to crash. (CVE-2014-3669)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way the File Information
(fileinfo) extension parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF)
files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a PHP
application using fileinfo via a specially crafted ELF file.

An out of bounds read flaw was found in the way the xmlrpc extension
parsed dates in the ISO 8601 format. A specially crafted XML-RPC
request or response could possibly cause a PHP application to crash.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78852 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3668

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