SuSE9 Security Update : PHP4 (YOU Patch Number 12382)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41287


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


Specially crafted strings could trigger a heap-based buffer overflow in the php mbstring extension. Attackers could potenially exploit that to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-5557)


Apply YOU patch number 12382.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41287

File Name: suse9_12382.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5557

CWE: 119