Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : php (MDKSA-2006:196)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24581


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


The Hardened-PHP Project discovered buffer overflows in htmlentities/htmlspecialchars internal routines to the PHP Project.
The purpose of these functions is to be filled with user input. (The overflow can only be when UTF-8 is used) (CVE-2006-5465)

Unspecified vulnerabilities in PHP, probably before 5.2.0, allow local users to bypass open_basedir restrictions and perform unspecified actions via unspecified vectors involving the (1) chdir and (2) tempnam functions. NOTE: the tempnam vector might overlap CVE-2006-1494. (CVE-2006-5706)

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. Users must restart Apache for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24581

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-196.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2014/07/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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: 2006/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5465, CVE-2006-5706

BID: 20879

MDKSA: 2006:196