GLSA-200511-08 : PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 20195


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-08 (PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in PHP:
a possible $GLOBALS variable overwrite problem through file upload handling, extract() and import_request_variables() (CVE-2005-3390) a local Denial of Service through the use of the session.save_path option (CVE-2005-3319) an issue with trailing slashes in allowed basedirs (CVE-2005-3054) an issue with calling virtual() on Apache 2, allowing to bypass safe_mode and open_basedir restrictions (CVE-2005-3392) a problem when a request was terminated due to memory_limit constraints during certain parse_str() calls (CVE-2005-3389) The curl and gd modules allowed to bypass the safe mode open_basedir restrictions (CVE-2005-3391) a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in phpinfo() (CVE-2005-3388) Impact :

Attackers could leverage these issues to exploit applications that are assumed to be secure through the use of proper register_globals, safe_mode or open_basedir parameters. Remote attackers could also conduct cross-site scripting attacks if a page calling phpinfo() was available. Finally, a local attacker could cause a local Denial of Service using malicious session.save_path options.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround that would solve all issues at this time.


All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/php All mod_php users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/mod_php All php-cgi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/php-cgi

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20195

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mod_php, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:php, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:php-cgi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3054, CVE-2005-3319, CVE-2005-3388, CVE-2005-3389, CVE-2005-3390, CVE-2005-3391, CVE-2005-3392

OSVDB: 20406, 20407, 20408

GLSA: 200511-08