Updated PHP packages that fix two security issues are now available.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386
3. Problem description:
A bug was discovered in the PEAR XML-RPC Server package included in PHP. If a PHP script is used which implements an XML-RPC Server using the PEAR XML-RPC package, then it is possible for a remote attacker to construct an XML-RPC request which can cause PHP to execute arbitrary PHP commands as the 'apache' user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1921 to this issue.
A race condition in temporary file handling was discovered in the shtool script installed by PHP. If a third-party PHP module which uses shtool was compiled as root, a local user may be able to modify arbitrary files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1751 to this issue.
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.