GLSA-200605-08 : PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21350


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-08 (PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Several vulnerabilities were discovered on PHP4 and PHP5 by Infigo, Tonu Samuel and Maksymilian Arciemowicz. These included a buffer overflow in the wordwrap() function, restriction bypasses in the copy() and tempname() functions, a cross-site scripting issue in the phpinfo() function, a potential crash in the substr_compare() function and a memory leak in the non-binary-safe html_entity_decode() function.
Impact :

Remote attackers might be able to exploit these issues in PHP applications making use of the affected functions, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, Denial of Service, execution of scripted contents in the context of the affected site, security bypass or information leak.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this point.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21350

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

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, Host/Gentoo/arch

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0996, CVE-2006-1490, CVE-2006-1990, CVE-2006-1991

OSVDB: 24248, 24484, 24944, 24946

GLSA: 200605-08

CWE: 79