Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:074)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21281
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VPR Score: 4.5


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


A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in phpinfo (info.c) in PHP <= 5.1.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via long array variables, including (1) a large number of dimensions or (2) long values, which prevents HTML tags from being removed. (CVE-2006-0996)

Directory traversal vulnerability in file.c in PHP <= 5.1.2 allows local users to bypass open_basedir restrictions and allows remote attackers to create files in arbitrary directories via the tempnam function. (CVE-2006-1494)

The copy function in file.c in PHP <= 5.1.2 allows local users to bypass safe mode and read arbitrary files via a source argument containing a compress.zlib:// URI. (CVE-2006-1608)

Updated packages have been patched to address these issues. After upgrading these packages, please run 'service httpd restart'.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21281

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-074.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 4/26/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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: 4/24/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0996, CVE-2006-1494, CVE-2006-1608

MDKSA: 2006:074

CWE: 79