GLSA-201001-03 : PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44892



The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-03 (PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below and the associated PHP release notes for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted string containing an HTML entity when the mbstring extension is enabled. Furthermore a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted GD graphics file.
A remote attacker could also cause a Denial of Service via a malformed string passed to the json_decode() function, via a specially crafted ZIP file passed to the php_zip_make_relative_path() function, via a malformed JPEG image passed to the exif_read_data() function, or via temporary file exhaustion. It is also possible for an attacker to spoof certificates, bypass various safe_mode and open_basedir restrictions when certain criteria are met, perform Cross-site scripting attacks, more easily perform SQL injection attacks, manipulate settings of other virtual hosts on the same server via a malicious .htaccess entry when running on Apache, disclose memory portions, and write arbitrary files via a specially crafted ZIP archive. Some vulnerabilities with unknown impact and attack vectors have been reported as well.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version. As PHP is statically linked against a vulnerable version of the c-client library when the imap or kolab USE flag is enabled (GLSA 200911-03), users should upgrade net-libs/c-client beforehand:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/c-client-2007e' # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/php-5.2.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44892

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201001-03.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 2/25/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:php, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5498, CVE-2008-5514, CVE-2008-5557, CVE-2008-5624, CVE-2008-5625, CVE-2008-5658, CVE-2008-5814, CVE-2008-5844, CVE-2008-7002, CVE-2009-0754, CVE-2009-1271, CVE-2009-1272, CVE-2009-2626, CVE-2009-2687, CVE-2009-3291, CVE-2009-3292, CVE-2009-3293, CVE-2009-3546, CVE-2009-3557, CVE-2009-3558, CVE-2009-4017, CVE-2009-4142, CVE-2009-4143

BID: 32625, 32948, 32958, 33002, 33542, 35440, 36449, 36712, 37079, 37390

CWE: 119, 134, 16, 20, 200, 22, 264, 79

GLSA: 201001-03