Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60561

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in PHP's mbstring extension. A remote attacker able to pass arbitrary input to a PHP script using mbstring conversion functions could cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-5557)

A flaw was found in the handling of the 'mbstring.func_overload' configuration setting. A value set for one virtual host, or in a user's .htaccess file, was incorrectly applied to other virtual hosts on the same server, causing the handling of multibyte character strings to not work correctly. (CVE-2009-0754)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in PHP's imageloadfont function. If a PHP script allowed a remote attacker to load a carefully crafted font file, it could cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3658)

A flaw was found in the way PHP handled certain file extensions when running in FastCGI mode. If the PHP interpreter was being executed via FastCGI, a remote attacker could create a request which would cause the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2008-3660)

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in a way PHP reported errors for invalid cookies. If the PHP interpreter had 'display_errors' enabled, a remote attacker able to set a specially crafted cookie on a victim's system could possibly inject arbitrary HTML into an error message generated by PHP. (CVE-2008-5814) - SL5 Only

A memory disclosure flaw was found in the PHP gd extension's imagerotate function. A remote attacker able to pass arbitrary values as the 'background color' argument of the function could, possibly, view portions of the PHP interpreter's memory. (CVE-2008-5498)

The httpd web server must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f108d250

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60561

File Name: sl_20090406_php_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3658, CVE-2008-3660, CVE-2008-5498, CVE-2008-5557, CVE-2008-5814, CVE-2009-0754

CWE: 20, 79, 119, 134, 200