Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2010:009)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48165
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in php :
The htmlspecialchars function in PHP before 5.2.12 does not properly handle (1) overlong UTF-8 sequences, (2) invalid Shift_JIS sequences, and (3) invalid EUC-JP sequences, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by placing a crafted byte sequence before a special character (CVE-2009-4142).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.