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Vulnerability Assessment Details

php PHP_Variables Memory Disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of PHP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of PHP which is older than 5.0.2 or
4.39.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a memory disclosure
vulnerability in PHP_Variables. A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to
remotely read portions of the memory of the httpd process on the remote host.

See also : http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.0.2
Solution : Upgrade to PHP 5.0.2 or 4.3.9
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11334

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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