SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated php packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and 5.6 Long Life, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Extended Update Support.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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)
All php users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.