Oracle Linux 6 : php (ELSA-2011-0195)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68191


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0195 :

Updated php packages that fix multiple security issues 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.

A flaw was found in the way PHP converted certain floating point values from string representation to a number. If a PHP script evaluated an attacker's input in a numeric context, the PHP interpreter could cause high CPU usage until the script execution time limit is reached. This issue only affected i386 systems.

A numeric truncation error and an input validation flaw were found in the way the PHP utf8_decode() function decoded partial multi-byte sequences for some multi-byte encodings, sending them to output without them being escaped. An attacker could use these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2009-5016, CVE-2010-3870)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the PHP ZipArchive::getArchiveComment function. If a script used this function to inspect a specially crafted ZIP archive file, it could cause the PHP interpreter to crash. (CVE-2010-3709)

All php users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected php packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68191

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0195.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5016, CVE-2010-3709, CVE-2010-3870, CVE-2010-4645

BID: 44605, 44718, 44889, 45668

RHSA: 2011:0195