Debian DSA-1206-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities

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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2005-3353 Tim Starling discovered that missing input sanitising in the EXIF module could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2006-3017 Stefan Esser discovered a security-critical programming error in the hashtable implementation of the internal Zend engine.

- CVE-2006-4482 It was discovered that str_repeat() and wordwrap() functions perform insufficient checks for buffer boundaries on 64 bit systems, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2006-5465 Stefan Esser discovered a buffer overflow in the htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities(), which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the php4 packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.3.10-18. Builds for hppa and m68k will be provided later once they are available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23655

File Name: debian_DSA-1206.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/20/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:debian:debian_linux:php4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3353, CVE-2006-3017, CVE-2006-4482, CVE-2006-5465

DSA: 1206

CWE: 119