GLSA-201612-17 : PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 95603


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-17 (PECL HTTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow can be triggered in the URL parsing functions of the PECL HTTP extension. This allows overflowing a buffer with data originating from an arbitrary HTTP request.
Impact :

A remote attacker, through a specially crafted URI, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PECL HTTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-php/pecl-http-2.5.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95603

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/07

Modified: 2017/01/30

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pecl-http, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5873

GLSA: 201612-17