SynopsisThe remote web server uses a version of PHP that may be affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of PHP installed on the remote host is in the 5.2 release branch. As such, it reportedly may be affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
An error in the file 'ext/filter/filter.c' does not properly clear the 'filter_globals' struct if PHP encounters issues during its start up process. This struct then contains stale values and can allow an attacker to use a specially crafted request to crash PHP, obtain sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Note that this issue reportedly only affects PHP when running as an Apache module and not in other configurations such as CGI, nor when used with other web servers such as IIS.
SolutionUpgrade to PHP version 5.3.0 or later.