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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way PHP converted certain floating point values from string representation to a number. If a PHP script evaluated an attacker's input in a numeric context, the PHP interpreter could cause high CPU usage until the script execution time limit is reached. This issue only affected i386 systems.
A numeric truncation error and an input validation flaw were found in the way the PHP utf8_decode() function decoded partial multi-byte sequences for some multi-byte encodings, sending them to output without them being escaped. An attacker could use these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2009-5016, CVE-2010-3870)
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the PHP ZipArchive::getArchiveComment function. If a script used this function to inspect a specially crafted ZIP archive file, it could cause the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2010-3709)
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.