RHEL 5 : php (RHSA-2007:0348)
High Nessus Plugin ID 25334
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated PHP packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server.
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)
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.