Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61238

Synopsis

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

Description

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 previous php packages) 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 php 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b22e9f74

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61238

File Name: sl_20120202_php_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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