CVSS Base Vector:
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language
commonly used with the Apache HTTP Server. PHP's fileinfo module provides
functions used to identify a particular file according to the type of data
contained by the file.
A denial of service flaw was found in the File Information (fileinfo)
extension rules for detecting AWK files. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to cause a PHP application using fileinfo to consume an excessive
amount of CPU. (CVE-2013-7345)
Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way the File Information
(fileinfo) extension parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files.
A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash a PHP
application using fileinfo via a specially crafted CDF file.
(CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480,
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PHP parsed DNS TXT
records. A malicious DNS server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could
possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the PHP interpreter if
a PHP application used the dns_get_record() function to perform a DNS
A type confusion issue was found in PHP's phpinfo() function. A malicious
script author could possibly use this flaw to disclose certain portions of
server memory. (CVE-2014-4721)
A type confusion issue was found in the SPL ArrayObject and
SPLObjectStorage classes' unserialize() method. A remote attacker able to
submit specially crafted input to a PHP application, which would then
unserialize this input using one of the aforementioned methods, could use
this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
that PHP application. (CVE-2014-3515)
The CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479,
CVE-2014-3480, and CVE-2014-3487 issues were discovered by Francisco Alonso
of Red Hat Product Security.
All php users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the
updated Linux Distribution Packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
php on CentOS 7
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.
Linux Distribution Package
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)
The remote host is missing an update for the 'php'
Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.