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Fedora Core 5 2006-289: php

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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-2006-289 (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.

Update Information:

This update includes the latest release of PHP 5, version
5.1.4. This release includes fixes for several security
issues and many bug fixes.

The phpinfo() PHP function did not properly sanitize long
strings. A possible hacker could use this to perform cross-site
scripting attacks against sites that have publicly-available
PHP scripts that call phpinfo(). (CVE-2006-0996)

The html_entity_decode() PHP function was found to not be
binary safe. A possible hacker could use this flaw to disclose a
certain part of the memory. In order for this issue to be
exploitable the target site would need to have a PHP script
which called the 'html_entity_decode()' function with
untrusted input from the user and displayed the result.

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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