Debian DSA-1264-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24793


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-2007-0906 It was discovered that an integer overflow in the str_replace() function could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-0907 It was discovered that a buffer underflow in the sapi_header_op() function could crash the PHP interpreter.

- CVE-2007-0908 Stefan Esser discovered that a programming error in the wddx extension allows information disclosure.

- CVE-2007-0909 It was discovered that a format string vulnerability in the odbc_result_all() functions allows the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-0910 It was discovered that super-global variables could be overwritten with session data.

- CVE-2007-0988 Stefan Esser discovered that the zend_hash_init() function could be tricked into an endless loop, allowing denial of service through resource consumption until a timeout is triggered.


Upgrade the php4 packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.3.10-19.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24793

File Name: debian_DSA-1264.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/12/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 3/7/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/25/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0906, CVE-2007-0907, CVE-2007-0908, CVE-2007-0909, CVE-2007-0910, CVE-2007-0988

DSA: 1264

CWE: 20, 399