Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:063)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21178


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered where the html_entity_decode() function would return a chunk of memory with length equal to the string supplied, which could include php code, php ini data, other user data, etc. Note that by default, Corporate 3.0 and Mandriva Linux LE2005 ship with magic_quotes_gpc on which seems to protect against this vulnerability 'out of the box' but users are encourages to upgrade regardless.

Once the upgraded packages have been installed, users will need to issue a 'service httpd restart' in order for the fixed packages to be properly loaded.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21178

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-063.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/04/04

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64php5_common5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64php_common432, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libphp5_common5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libphp_common432, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-fcgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php432-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1490

MDKSA: 2006:063