Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : PHP local security issue (SSA:2004-154-02)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18778
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionNew PHP packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and
-current to fix a security issue. These fix a problem in previous Slackware php packages where linking PHP against a static library in an insecure path (under /tmp) could allow a local attacker to place shared libraries at this location causing PHP to crash, or to execute arbitrary code as the PHP user (which is by default, 'nobody'). Thanks to Bryce Nichols for researching and reporting this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected php package.