GLSA-200603-22 : PHP: Format string and XSS vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21129
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-22 (PHP: Format string and XSS vulnerabilities)

Stefan Esser of the Hardened PHP project has reported a few vulnerabilities found in PHP:
Input passed to the session ID in the session extension isn't properly sanitised before being returned to the user via a 'Set-Cookie' HTTP header, which can contain arbitrary injected data.
A format string error while processing error messages using the mysqli extension in version 5.1 and above.
Impact :

By sending a specially crafted request, a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers, which will be included in the response sent to the user. The format string vulnerability may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All PHP 5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/php-5.1.2' All PHP 4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/php-4.4.2'

See Also

http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_022006.112.html

http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_012006.113.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200603-22

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21129

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-22.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 3/23/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0207, CVE-2006-0208

BID: 16220

GLSA: 200603-22