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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the php package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-1062 (php).
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. PHP attempts to make it
easy for developers to write dynamically generated webpages. PHP also
offers built-in database integration for several commercial and
non-commercial database management systems, so writing a
database-enabled webpage with PHP is fairly simple. The most common
use of PHP coding is probably as a replacement for CGI scripts. The
mod_php module enables the Apache Web server to understand and process
the embedded PHP language in Web pages.
This update includes several security fixes:
- fixes for prevent malicious requests from overwriting the
GLOBALS array (CVE-2005-3390)
- a fix to stop the parse_str() function from enabling the
register_globals setting (CVE-2005-3389)
- fixes for Cross-Site Scripting flaws in the phpinfo()
- a fix for a denial of service (process crash) in EXIF
image parsing (CVE-2005-3353)
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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