Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73115
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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)
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.