Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:063)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21178
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.