Oracle Linux 5 : php53 (ELSA-2012-0092)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68448


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0092 :

Updated php53 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-4885 (released via RHSA-2012:0019 for php53 packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5) introduced an uninitialized memory use flaw. A remote attacker could send a specially- crafted HTTP request to cause the PHP interpreter to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0830)

All php53 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected php53 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68448

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0092.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-cli, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-dba, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-gd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-imap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-intl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-mysql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-odbc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-pdo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-process, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-pspell, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-snmp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-soap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-xml, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php53-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2012/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0830

BID: 51830

OSVDB: 78819

RHSA: 2012:0092