Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : PHP local security issue (SSA:2004-154-02)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18778


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New 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.


Update the affected php package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18778

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-154-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:php, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/02

Reference Information

OSVDB: 6589

SSA: 2004-154-02