Fedora Core 6 : php-5.1.6-3.6.fc6 (2007-503)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25231


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a number of security issues in PHP.

A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the PHP 'xmlrpc' extension. A PHP script which implements an XML-RPC server using this extension could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user. Note that this flaw does not affect PHP applications using the pure-PHP XML_RPC class provided in /usr/share/pear.

A flaw was found in the PHP 'ftp' extension. If a PHP script used this extension to provide access to a private FTP server, and passed untrusted script input directly to any function provided by this extension, a remote attacker would be able to send arbitrary FTP commands to the server. (CVE-2007-2509)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the PHP 'soap' extension, regarding the handling of an HTTP redirect response when using the SOAP client provided by this extension with an untrusted SOAP server.
No mechanism to trigger this flaw remotely is known. (CVE-2007-2510)

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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25231

File Name: fedora_2007-503.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/16

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-common, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-dba, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-imap, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-mysql, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-ncurses, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-pdo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-soap, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-xml, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:php-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/14

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-503