GLSA 200509-19 PHP: Vulnerabilities in included PCRE and XML-RPC libraries
Posted on: 09/27/2005 02:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PHP: Vulnerabilities in included PCRE and XML-RPC libraries. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200509-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PHP: Vulnerabilities in included PCRE and XML-RPC libraries
Date: September 27, 2005
Bugs: #102373
ID: 200509-19

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Synopsis
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PHP makes use of an affected PCRE library and ships with an affected
XML-RPC library and is therefore potentially vulnerable to remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language widely used to develop
web-based applications. It can run inside a web server using the
mod_php module or the CGI version of PHP, or can run stand-alone in a
CLI.

Affected packages
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-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 dev-php/php lt; 4.4.0-r1 *gt;= 4.3.11-r1
gt;= 4.4.0-r1
2 dev-php/mod_php lt; 4.4.0-r2 *gt;= 4.3.11-r1
gt;= 4.4.0-r2
3 dev-php/php-cgi lt; 4.4.0-r2 *gt;= 4.3.11-r2
gt;= 4.4.0-r2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

PHP makes use of a private copy of libpcre which is subject to an
integer overflow leading to a heap overflow (see GLSA 200508-17). It
also ships with an XML-RPC library affected by a script injection
vulnerability (see GLSA 200508-13).

Impact
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An attacker could target a PHP-based web application that would use
untrusted data as regular expressions, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code. If web applications make use of the
XML-RPC library shipped with PHP, they are also vulnerable to remote
execution of arbitrary PHP code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/php

All mod_php users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/mod_php

All php-cgi users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-php/php-cgi

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2491
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameÊN-2005-2491
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-2498
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameÊN-2005-2498
[ 3 ] GLSA 200508-13
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-13.xml
[ 4 ] GLSA 200508-17
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-17.xml

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200509-19.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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