Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64957
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that PHP did not check for carriage returns in HTTP headers, allowing intended HTTP response splitting protections to be bypassed. Depending on the web browser the victim is using, a remote attacker could use this flaw to perform HTTP response splitting attacks. (CVE-2011-1398)
An integer signedness issue, leading to a heap-based buffer underflow, was found in the PHP scandir() function. If a remote attacker could upload an excessively large number of files to a directory the scandir() function runs on, it could cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2688)
It was found that PHP did not correctly handle the magic_quotes_gpc configuration directive. This could result in magic_quotes_gpc input escaping not being applied in all cases, possibly making it easier for a remote attacker to perform SQL injection attacks. (CVE-2012-0831)
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.