GLSA-201612-17 : PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-17
(PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow can be triggered in the URL parsing functions of the
PECL HTTP extension. This allows overflowing
a buffer with data originating from an arbitrary HTTP request.

Impact :

A remote attacker, through a specially crafted URI, could possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-17

Solution :

All PECL HTTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/pecl-http-2.5.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95603 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5873

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