Scientific Linux Security Update : php53 and php on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140930)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78419
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-1571 was incomplete; the File Information (fileinfo) extension did not correctly parse certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a PHP application using fileinfo via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the gdImageCreateFromXpm() function of PHP's gd extension. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a PHP application using gd via a specially crafted X PixMap (XPM) file. (CVE-2014-2497)

Multiple buffer over-read flaws were found in the php_parserr() function of PHP. A malicious DNS server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the PHP interpreter if a PHP application used the dns_get_record() function to perform a DNS query. (CVE-2014-3597)

Two use-after-free flaws were found in the way PHP handled certain Standard PHP Library (SPL) Iterators and ArrayIterators. A malicious script author could possibly use either of these flaws to disclose certain portions of server memory. (CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698)

The CVE-2014-3597 issue was discovered by David Kutlek of the Red Hat BaseOS QE.

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?de0dc0c3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78419

File Name: sl_20140930_php53_and_php_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

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, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-cli, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-dba, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-gd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-imap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-intl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-mysql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-odbc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-pdo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-process, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-pspell, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-snmp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-soap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-xml, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:php53-xmlrpc, 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: 9/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1571, CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3597, CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698