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(Last modified: 05MAR2007)


solutions Security update for PHP4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9331ab8ca1a0615674f5dd979bd4b413)

Applies to

Package: php4
apache-mod_php4
apache2-mod_php4
mod_php4-core
mod_php4-servlet
php4-imap
php4-mysql
php4-servlet
php4-session
php4-fastcgi
php4-devel
php4-sysvshm
php4-exif
php4-pear
php4-mhash
php4-unixODBC
php4-wddx
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11444
Release: 20070305
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using PHP4 should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

Multiple bugs have been fixed in PHP. These include the following security related problems:
  • CVE-2007-0906: Multiple buffer overflows allow attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors in the (1) session, (2) zip, (3) imap, and (4) sqlite extensions; (5) stream filters; and the (6) str_replace, (7) mail, (8) ibase_delete_user, (9) ibase_add_user, and (10) ibase_modify_user functions.
  • CVE-2007-0907: A buffer underflow allows attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors involving the sapi_header_op function.
  • CVE-2007-0908: The wddx extension allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.
  • CVE-2007-0909: Multiple format string vulnerabilities might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers to (1) all of the *print functions on 64-bit systems, and (2) the odbc_result_all function.
  • CVE-2007-0910: An unspecified vulnerability allows attackers to "clobber" certain super-global variables via unspecified vectors.
  • CVE-2007-0911: An off-by-one error in the str_ireplace function might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash).
  • CVE-2006-6383: PHP 5.2.0 and 4.4 allow local users to bypass safe_mode and open_basedir restrictions via a malicious path and a null byte before a ";" in a session_save_path argument, followed by an allowed path, which causes a parsing inconsistency in which PHP validates the allowed path but sets session.save_path to the malicious path.
  • A fix for open_basedir was added to stop mixing up its setting in a virtual host environment.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh php4.rpm apache-mod_php4.rpm apache2-mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm php4-imap.rpm php4-mysql.rpm php4-servlet.rpm php4-session.rpm php4-fastcgi.rpm php4-devel.rpm php4-sysvshm.rpm php4-exif.rpm php4-pear.rpm php4-mhash.rpm php4-unixODBC.rpm php4-wddx.rpm

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