Debian DSA-1578-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 32379
The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP version 4, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-3799 The session_start function allows remote attackers to insert arbitrary attributes into the session cookie via special characters in a cookie that is obtained from various parameters. - CVE-2007-3806 A denial of service was possible through a malicious script abusing the glob() function. - CVE-2007-3998 Certain maliciously constructed input to the wordwrap() function could lead to a denial of service attack. - CVE-2007-4657 Large len values of the stspn() or strcspn() functions could allow an attacker to trigger integer overflows to expose memory or cause denial of service. - CVE-2008-2051 The escapeshellcmd API function could be attacked via incomplete multibyte chars.
Upgrade the php4 package. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 6:4.4.4-8+etch6. The php4 packages are no longer present the unstable distribution (sid).