Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:144)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23893


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered in the sscanf function that could allow attackers in certain circumstances to execute arbitrary code via argument swapping which incremented an index past the end of an array and triggered a buffer over-read.

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23893

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-144.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64php5_common5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libphp5_common5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-fcgi, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4020

BID: 19415

MDKSA: 2006:144