Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61237


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


PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Server.

It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-4885 (released via in a previous update for php53) introduced an uninitialized memory use flaw. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0830)

All php53 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61237

File Name: sl_20120202_php53_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2012/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0830