GLSA 200511-08 PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/13/2005 07:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200511-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 13, 2005
Bugs: #107602, #111032
ID: 200511-08

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Synopsis
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PHP suffers from multiple issues, resulting in security functions
bypass, local Denial of service, cross-site scripting or PHP variables
overwrite.

Background
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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 and also stand-alone in a CLI.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 dev-php/php lt; 4.4.0-r4 *gt;= 4.3.11-r4
gt;= 4.4.0-r4
2 dev-php/mod_php lt; 4.4.0-r8 *gt;= 4.3.11-r4
gt;= 4.4.0-r8
3 dev-php/php-cgi lt; 4.4.0-r5 *gt;= 4.3.11-r5
gt;= 4.4.0-r5
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in PHP:

* a possible $GLOBALS variable overwrite problem through file upload
handling, extract() and import_request_variables() (CVE-2005-3390)

* a local Denial of Service through the use of the session.save_path
option (CVE-2005-3319)

* an issue with trailing slashes in allowed basedirs (CVE-2005-3054)

* an issue with calling virtual() on Apache 2, allowing to bypass
safe_mode and open_basedir restrictions (CVE-2005-3392)

* a problem when a request was terminated due to memory_limit
constraints during certain parse_str() calls (CVE-2005-3389)

* The curl and gd modules allowed to bypass the safe mode
open_basedir restrictions (CVE-2005-3391)

* a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in phpinfo()
(CVE-2005-3388)

Impact
======

Attackers could leverage these issues to exploit applications that are
assumed to be secure through the use of proper register_globals,
safe_mode or open_basedir parameters. Remote attackers could also
conduct cross-site scripting attacks if a page calling phpinfo() was
available. Finally, a local attacker could cause a local Denial of
Service using malicious session.save_path options.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround that would solve all issues 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 ] CVE-2005-3054
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3054
[ 2 ] CVE-2005-3319
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3319
[ 3 ] CVE-2005-3388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3388
[ 4 ] CVE-2005-3389
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3389
[ 5 ] CVE-2005-3390
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3390
[ 6 ] CVE-2005-3391
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3391
[ 7 ] CVE-2005-3392
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3392

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-200511-08.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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