FreeBSD : php5 -- Denial of Service in php_date_parse_tzfile() (9b2a5e88-02b8-11e2-92d1-000d601460a4)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 62207
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


MITRE CVE team reports :

Memory leak in the timezone functionality in PHP before 5.3.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering many strtotime function calls, which are not properly handled by the php_date_parse_tzfile cache.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62207

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9b2a5e8802b811e292d1000d601460a4.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 9/20/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php52, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php53, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0789