PHP 5.6.x < 5.6.28 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94955

Synopsis

The version of PHP running on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.28. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the parse_url() function due to returning the incorrect host. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to have a multiple impacts depending on how the function is implemented, which can include bypassing authentication or conducting open redirection and server-side request forgery attacks.

- An integer overflow condition exists in the
_php_imap_mail() function in file ext/imap/php_imap.c when handling overly long strings. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

- A flaw exists in the bzcompress() function when handling overly long strings. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition.

- An integer overflow condition exists in the gdImageAALine() function within file ext/gd/libgd/gd.c due to improper validation of line limit values. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause an out-of-bounds memory read or write, resulting in a denial of service condition, the disclosure of memory contents, or the execution of arbitrary code.

- A denial of service flaw exists due to a flaw in Zend/zend_exceptions.c via a crafted Exception object in serialized data (CVE-2016-7478)

- A Stack consumption vulnerability in the gdImageFillToBorder function in gd.c in the GD Graphics Library could lead to a denial of service condition.
(CVE-2016-9933)

- A denial of service flaw exists due to a flaw in ext/wddx/wddx.c via a crafted serialized data in a wddxPacket XML document. (CVE-2016-9934)

Note that this software is reportedly affected by other vulnerabilities as well that have not been fixed yet in version 5.6.28.

Solution

Upgrade to PHP version 5.6.28 or later.

Note that this software is reportedly affected by other vulnerabilities as well. Patches for these have been committed to the source code repository, but until they are incorporated into the next release of the software, manually installing an updated snapshot is the only known solution.

See Also

http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.28

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94955

File Name: php_5_6_28.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2016/11/18

Updated: 2019/03/04

Dependencies: 48243

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7478

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7478, CVE-2016-9933, CVE-2016-9934

BID: 94845, 94865, 95150