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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62207


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: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/20

Modified: 2015/10/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0789

TRA: TRA-2012-01