GLSA-200605-08 : PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21350
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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-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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200605-08

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21350

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-08.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 5/13/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: 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: 5/8/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/28/2006

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 200605-08

CWE: 79