Debian DSA-1331-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25678


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-2006-0207 Stefan Esser discovered HTTP response splitting vulnerabilities in the session extension. This only affects Debian 3.1 (Sarge).

- CVE-2006-4486 Stefan Esser discovered that an integer overflow in memory allocation routines allows the bypass of memory limit restrictions. This only affects Debian 3.1 (Sarge) on 64 bit architectures.

- CVE-2007-1864 It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the xmlrpc extension allows the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the PHP packages. Sarge packages for hppa, mips and powerpc are not yet available, due to problems on the build hosts. They will be provided later.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.10-22.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.4-8+etch4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25678

File Name: debian_DSA-1331.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 7/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0207, CVE-2006-4486, CVE-2007-1864

DSA: 1331

CWE: 119