Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68867


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


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed deeply nested XML documents. If a PHP application used the xml_parse_into_struct() function to parse untrusted XML content, an attacker able to supply specially- crafted XML could use this flaw to crash the application or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PHP interpreter. (CVE-2013-4113)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68867

File Name: sl_20130712_php53_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/14

Modified: 2017/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4113