Slackware 10.1 : php5 in Slackware 10.1 (SSA:2005-251-04)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19863


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


A new php5 package is available for Slackware 10.1 in /testing to fix security issues. PHP has been relinked with the shared PCRE library to fix an overflow issue with PHP's builtin PRCE code, and PEAR::XMLRPC has been upgraded to version 1.4.0 which eliminates the eval() function. The eval() function is believed to be insecure as implemented, and would be difficult to secure. Note that this new package now requires that the PCRE package be installed, so be sure to get the new package from the patches/packages/ directory if you don't already have it.


Update the affected php package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19863

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2005-251-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2013/04/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2491, CVE-2005-2498

BID: 14620

SSA: 2005-251-04