CentOS Update for php53 CESA-2013:1813 centos5

Published: 2013-12-17 06:31:17
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Affected Versions:
php53 on CentOS 5

Technical Details:
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Server. A memory corruption flaw was found in the way the openssl_x509_parse() function of the PHP openssl extension parsed X.509 certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to provide a malicious self-signed certificate or a certificate signed by a trusted authority to a PHP application using the aforementioned function, causing the application to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PHP interpreter. (CVE-2013-6420) Red Hat would like to thank the PHP project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefan Esser as the original reporter of this issue. All php53 and php users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated Linux Distribution Packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'php53' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6420

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2013-December/020063.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2013-12-17
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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