FreeBSD : PHP -- multiple vulnerabilities (1b61ecef-cdb9-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Check Point reports :

... discovered 3 fresh and previously unknown vulnerabilities
(CVE-2016-7479, CVE-2016-7480, CVE-2016-7478) in the PHP 7 unserialize

The first two vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control
over servers, allowing them to do anything they want with the website,
from spreading malware to defacing it or stealing customer data.

The last vulnerability generates a Denial of Service attack which
basically hangs the website, exhausts its memory consumption, and
shuts it down.

The PHP security team issued fixes for two of the vulnerabilities on
the 13th of October and 1st of December.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96292 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7478

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