Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:091)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21602
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn integer overflow in the wordwrap() function could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain long arguments that cause a small buffer to be allocated, triggering a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2006-1990).
The substr_compare() function in PHP 5.x and 4.4.2 could allow attackers to cause a Denial of Service (memory access violation) via an out-of-bounds offset argument (CVE-2006-1991).
The second vulnerability only affects Mandriva Linux 2006; earlier versions shipped with older versions of PHP that do not contain the substr_compare() function.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.