Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php (MDVSA-2014:075)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73466
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in php :
The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters (CVE-2013-7345).
The updated php packages have been upgraded to the 5.5.11 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.
Also, the timezonedb PHP PECL module has been updated to the latest 2014.2 version.
Additionally, the PECL packages which requires so has been rebuilt for php-5.5.11.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.