Fedora Core 5 : php-5.1.4-1 (2006-289)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24083
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes the latest release of PHP 5, version 5.1.4. This release includes fixes for several security issues and many bug fixes.
The phpinfo() PHP function did not properly sanitize long strings. An attacker could use this to perform cross-site scripting attacks against sites that have publicly-available PHP scripts that call phpinfo(). (CVE-2006-0996)
The html_entity_decode() PHP function was found to not be binary safe.
An attacker could use this flaw to disclose a certain part of the memory. In order for this issue to be exploitable the target site would need to have a PHP script which called the 'html_entity_decode()' function with untrusted input from the user and displayed the result. (CVE-2006-1490)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.