Oracle Linux 5 : php (ELSA-2014-0311)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73089


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0311 :

Updated php packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Server.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed floating point numbers from their text representation. If a PHP application converted untrusted input strings to numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2009-0689)

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)

All php users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected php packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73089

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0311.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/19

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-cli, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-dba, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-gd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-imap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-mysql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-ncurses, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-odbc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-pdo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-snmp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-soap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-xml, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:php-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7243, CVE-2009-0689

BID: 44951

OSVDB: 55603, 70606

RHSA: 2014:0311

CWE: 119