RHEL 3 / 4 : php (RHSA-2006:0669)

high Nessus Plugin ID 22443
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3016

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-4020

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-4482

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-4484

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-4486

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006:0669

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22443

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0669.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2006

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2006

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2006:0669

CWE: 119