CentOS 6 : php (CESA-2013:0514)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 65146
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated php packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

It 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)

These updated php packages also include numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant of these changes.

All users of php are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected php packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?024d6295

http://www.nessus.org/u?e421e893

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65146

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-0514.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2688

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-common, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-dba, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-embedded, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-enchant, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-fpm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-imap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-intl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-mysql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-pdo, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-process, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-pspell, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-recode, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-soap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-tidy, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-xml, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-xmlrpc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:php-zts, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-0831, CVE-2012-2688

BID: 51954, 54638, 55297

RHSA: 2013:0514