CentOS 3 / 4 : php (CESA-2006:0669)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22423

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated PHP packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server.

A response-splitting issue was discovered in the PHP session handling.
If a remote attacker can force a carefully crafted session identifier to be used, a cross-site-scripting or response-splitting attack could be possible. (CVE-2006-3016)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the PHP sscanf() function. If a script used the sscanf() function with positional arguments in the format string, a remote attacker sending a carefully crafted request could execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user. (CVE-2006-4020)

An integer overflow was discovered in the PHP wordwrap() and str_repeat() functions. If a script running on a 64-bit server used either of these functions on untrusted user data, a remote attacker sending a carefully crafted request might be able to cause a heap overflow. (CVE-2006-4482)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the PHP gd extension. If a script was set up to process GIF images from untrusted sources using the gd extension, a remote attacker could cause a heap overflow.
(CVE-2006-4484)

An integer overflow was discovered in the PHP memory allocation handling. On 64-bit platforms, the 'memory_limit' setting was not enforced correctly, which could allow a denial of service attack by a remote user. (CVE-2006-4486)

Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues. These packages also contain a fix for a bug where certain input strings to the metaphone() function could cause memory corruption.

Solution

Update the affected php packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?16073a4e

http://www.nessus.org/u?c4af8cff

http://www.nessus.org/u?175e5c9b

http://www.nessus.org/u?e97c6b1e

http://www.nessus.org/u?3c131124

http://www.nessus.org/u?98c2bc17

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22423

File Name: centos_RHSA-2006-0669.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/09/22

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-domxml, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-imap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-mysql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-ncurses, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-pear, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3016, CVE-2006-4020, CVE-2006-4482, CVE-2006-4484, CVE-2006-4486

RHSA: 2006:0669

CWE: 119