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VPR Score: 3.4
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that PHP did not properly handle file names with a NULL character. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to make a PHP script access unexpected files and bypass intended file system access restrictions. (CVE-2006-7243)
A flaw was found in PHP's SSL client's hostname identity check when handling certificates that contain hostnames with NULL bytes. If an attacker was able to get a carefully crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could use the certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers.
It was found that the PHP SOAP parser allowed the expansion of external XML entities during SOAP message parsing. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to read arbitrary files that are accessible to a PHP application using a SOAP extension.
This update fixes the following bugs :
- Previously, when the allow_call_time_pass_reference setting was disabled, a virtual host on the Apache server could terminate with a segmentation fault when attempting to process certain PHP content. This bug has been fixed and virtual hosts no longer crash when allow_call_time_pass_reference is off.
- Prior to this update, if an error occurred during the operation of the fclose(), file_put_contents(), or copy() function, the function did not report it. This could have led to data loss. With this update, the aforementioned functions have been modified to properly report any errors.
- The internal buffer for the SQLSTATE error code can store maximum of 5 characters. Previously, when certain calls exceeded this limit, a buffer overflow occurred.
With this update, messages longer than 5 characters are automatically replaced with the default 'HY000' string, thus preventing the overflow.
In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :
- This update adds the following rpm macros to the php package: %__php, %php_inidir, %php_incldir.
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.