AlmaLinux 8 : php:7.4 (ALSA-2022:1935)

high Nessus Plugin ID 161124


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2022:1935 advisory.

- In PHP versions 7.3.x up to and including 7.3.31, 7.4.x below 7.4.25 and 8.0.x below 8.0.12, when running PHP FPM SAPI with main FPM daemon process running as root and child worker processes running as lower- privileged users, it is possible for the child processes to access memory shared with the main process and write to it, modifying it in a way that would cause the root process to conduct invalid memory reads and writes, which can be used to escalate privileges from local unprivileged user to the root user.

- In PHP versions 7.3.x below 7.3.29, 7.4.x below 7.4.21 and 8.0.x below 8.0.8, when using URL validation functionality via filter_var() function with FILTER_VALIDATE_URL parameter, an URL with invalid password field can be accepted as valid. This can lead to the code incorrectly parsing the URL and potentially leading to other security implications - like contacting a wrong server or making a wrong access decision.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 161124

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2022-1935.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 5/12/2022

Updated: 10/11/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-21703


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:apcu-panel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:libzip, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:libzip-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:libzip-tools, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-common, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-dba, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-dbg, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-embedded, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-enchant, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-ffi, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-fpm, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-gmp, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-intl, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-json, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-opcache, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pdo, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pear, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pecl-apcu, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pecl-apcu-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pecl-rrd, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pecl-xdebug, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pecl-zip, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-process, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-soap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-xml, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:php-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AlmaLinux/release, Host/AlmaLinux/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/22/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-21703, CVE-2021-21705

IAVA: 2021-A-0503-S