Oracle Linux 6 : php-pecl-apc (ELSA-2012-0811)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68551


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0811 :

Updated php-pecl-apc packages that fix one security issue, 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 low 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.

The php-pecl-apc packages contain APC (Alternative PHP Cache), the framework for caching and optimization of intermediate PHP code.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the 'apc.php' script, which provides a detailed analysis of the internal workings of APC and is shipped as part of the APC extension documentation. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2010-3294)

Note: The administrative script is not deployed upon package installation. It must manually be copied to the web root (the default is '/var/www/html/', for example).

In addition, the php-pecl-apc packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.1.9, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#662655)

All users of php-pecl-apc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements. If the 'apc.php' script was previously deployed in the web root, it must manually be re-deployed to replace the vulnerable version to resolve this issue.


Update the affected php-pecl-apc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68551

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0811.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-pecl-apc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-pecl-apc-devel, 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: 2012/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3294

BID: 43218

OSVDB: 68215

RHSA: 2012:0811