FreeBSD : PHP5 -- Heap corruption in XML parser (31b145f2-d9d3-49a9-8023-11cf742205dc)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68917


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The PHP development team reports :

ext/xml/xml.c in PHP before 5.3.27 does not properly consider parsing depth, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted document that is processed by the xml_parse_into_struct function.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68917

File Name: freebsd_pkg_31b145f2d9d349a9802311cf742205dc.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/07/17

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: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php53, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4113