Debian DSA-1296-1 : php4 - missing input sanitising

low Nessus Plugin ID 25300
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the ftp extension of PHP, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language performs insufficient input sanitising, which permits an attacker to execute arbitrary FTP commands. This requires the attacker to already have access to the FTP server.


Upgrade the PHP packages. Packages for the Sparc architectures are not yet available, due to problems on the build host. They will be provided later.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.10-21.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 4.4.4-8+etch3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 25300

File Name: debian_DSA-1296.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2509

DSA: 1296

CWE: 20