Debian DSA-1578-1 : php4 - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 32379

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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).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 32379

File Name: debian_DSA-1578.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/19

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3799, CVE-2007-3806, CVE-2007-3998, CVE-2007-4657, CVE-2008-2051

DSA: 1578

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399