Debian DSA-1282-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25099
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Synopsis

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

Description

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-2007-1286 Stefan Esser discovered an overflow in the object reference handling code of the unserialize() function, which allows the execution of arbitrary code if malformed input is passed from an application.

- CVE-2007-1380 Stefan Esser discovered that the session handler performs insufficient validation of variable name length values, which allows information disclosure through a heap information leak.

- CVE-2007-1521 Stefan Esser discovered a double free vulnerability in the session_regenerate_id() function, which allows the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-1711 Stefan Esser discovered a double free vulnerability in the session management code, which allows the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-1718 Stefan Esser discovered that the mail() function performs insufficient validation of folded mail headers, which allows mail header injection.

- CVE-2007-1777 Stefan Esser discovered that the extension to handle ZIP archives performs insufficient length checks, which allows the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the PHP packages. Packages for the arm, m68k, mips and mipsel architectures are not yet available. They will be provided later.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.10-20.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.4-8+etch2.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1286

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1380

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1521

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1711

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1718

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1777

https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1282

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25099

File Name: debian_DSA-1282.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/30/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2007

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP 4 unserialize() ZVAL Reference Counter Overflow (Cookie))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1286, CVE-2007-1380, CVE-2007-1521, CVE-2007-1711, CVE-2007-1718, CVE-2007-1777

DSA: 1282