Debian DSA-1647-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 34355


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-3658 Buffer overflow in the imageloadfont function allows a denial of service or code execution through a crafted font file.

- CVE-2008-3659 Buffer overflow in the memnstr function allows a denial of service or code execution via a crafted delimiter parameter to the explode function.

- CVE-2008-3660 Denial of service is possible in the FastCGI module by a remote attacker by making a request with multiple dots before the extension.


Upgrade the php5 package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 5.2.0-8+etch13.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34355

File Name: debian_DSA-1647.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/7/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3658, CVE-2008-3659, CVE-2008-3660

BID: 30649

CWE: 20, 119

DSA: 1647