RHEL 5 : php (RHSA-2014:0312)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated php packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and 5.6 Long Life, and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.9 Extended Update Support.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the
Apache HTTP Server.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed floating point
numbers from their text representation. If a PHP application converted
untrusted input strings to numbers, an attacker able to provide such
input could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2009-0689)

All php users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0689.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0312.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79002 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689

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