Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20131121)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71198

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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

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

Description

It 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.
(CVE-2013-4248)

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.
(CVE-2013-1643)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a51e1a0d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71198

File Name: sl_20131121_php_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-dba, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-embedded, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-enchant, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-fpm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-imap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-intl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-mysql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-pdo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-process, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-pspell, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-recode, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-soap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-tidy, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-xml, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-xmlrpc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php-zts, 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: 2013/11/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7243, CVE-2013-1643, CVE-2013-4248