Scientific Linux Security Update : php on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 79082


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


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Exif extension. A specially crafted JPEG or TIFF file could cause a PHP application using the exif_thumbnail() function to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that PHP application.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the xmlrpc extension parsed dates in the ISO 8601 format. A specially crafted XML-RPC request or response could possibly cause a PHP application to crash. (CVE-2014-8626)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way custom objects were unserialized. Specially crafted input processed by the unserialize() function could cause a PHP application to crash. (CVE-2014-3669)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79082

File Name: sl_20141106_php_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/10

Modified: 2015/01/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2014/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3669, CVE-2014-3670, CVE-2014-8626