Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2004:068)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14167
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionStefan Esser discovered a remotely exploitable vulnerability in PHP where a remote attacker could trigger a memory_limit request termination in places where an interruption is unsafe. This could be used to execute arbitrary code.
As well, Stefan Esser also found a vulnerability in the handling of allowed tags within PHP's strip_tags() function. This could lead to a number of XSS issues on sites that rely on strip_tags(); however, this only seems to affect the Internet Explorer and Safari browsers.
The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem and all users are encouraged to upgrade immediately.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.