Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2003:082-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14064
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered in the transparent session ID support in PHP4 prior to version 4.3.2. It did not properly escape user- supplied input prior to inserting it in the generated web page. This could be exploited by an attacker to execute embedded scripts within the context of the generated HTML (CVE-2003-0442).
As well, two vulnerabilities had not been patched in the PHP packages included with Mandrake Linux 8.2: The mail() function did not filter ASCII control filters from its arguments, which could allow an attacker to modify the mail message content (CVE-2002-0986). Another vulnerability in the mail() function would allow a remote attacker to bypass safe mode restrictions and modify the command line arguments passed to the MTA in the fifth argument (CVE-2002-0985).
All users are encouraged to upgrade to these patched packages.
The packages for Mandrake Linux 8.2 and Multi-Network Firewall 8.2, due to improper BuildRequires did not include mail() support. This update corrects that problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.