Debian DSA-669-1 : php3 - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 16343


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


Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in php4 which also apply to the version of php3 in the stable Debian distribution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CAN-2004-0594 The memory_limit functionality allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code under certain circumstances.

- CAN-2004-0595

The strip_tags function does not filter null (\0) characters within tag names when restricting input to allowed tags, which allows dangerous tags to be processed by some web browsers which could lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


Upgrade the php3 packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.18-23.1woody2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16343

File Name: debian_DSA-669.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/10/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2004

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0594, CVE-2004-0595

DSA: 669