Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2013:221)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69490
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in php :
The openssl_x509_parse function in openssl.c in the OpenSSL module in PHP before 5.4.18 and 5.5.x before 5.5.2 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2013-4248).
Additionally a patch has been applied to fix an UMR (Unitialized Memory Read) bug in the original fix for CVE-2013-4248.
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.