Debian DSA-708-1 : php3 - missing input sanitising

medium Nessus Plugin ID 18053
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


An iDEFENSE researcher discovered two problems in the image processing functions of PHP, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language, of which one is present in PHP3 as well. When reading a JPEG image, PHP can be tricked into an endless loop due to insufficient input validation.


Upgrade the php3 package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.18-23.1woody3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18053

File Name: debian_DSA-708.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/15/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0525

DSA: 708