Updated php packages that fix various security issues are now available.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386
3. Problem description:
A bug was found in the way PHP processes IFF and JPEG images. It is possible to cause PHP to consume CPU resources for a short period of time by supplying a carefully crafted IFF or JPEG image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-0524 and CAN-2005-0525 to these issues.
A buffer overflow bug was also found in the way PHP processes EXIF image headers. It is possible for an attacker to construct an image file in such a way that it could execute arbitrary instructions when processed by PHP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1042 to this issue.
A denial of service bug was found in the way PHP processes EXIF image headers. It is possible for an attacker to cause PHP to enter an infinite loop for a short period of time by supplying a carefully crafted image file to PHP for processing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1043 to this issue.
The security fixes to the "unserializer" code in the previous release introduced some performance issues. A bug fix for that issue is also included in this update.
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:
or to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.