==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: php security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0546-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0546.html Issue date: 2008-07-16 CVE Names: CVE-2008-2051 CVE-2007-5898 CVE-2007-5899 CVE-2006-7228 CVE-2007-1660 CVE-2008-2107 CVE-2008-2108 ==================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated PHP packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64 Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386 3. Description: PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server. It was discovered that the PHP escapeshellcmd() function did not properly escape multi-byte characters which are not valid in the locale used by the script. This could allow an attacker to bypass quoting restrictions imposed by escapeshellcmd() and execute arbitrary commands if the PHP script was using certain locales. Scripts using the default UTF-8 locale are not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-2051) The PHP functions htmlentities() and htmlspecialchars() did not properly recognize partial multi-byte sequences. Certain sequences of bytes could be passed through these functions without being correctly HTML-escaped. Depending on the browser being used, an attacker could use this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2007-5898) A PHP script which used the transparent session ID configuration option, or which used the output_add_rewrite_var() function, could leak session identifiers to external web sites. If a page included an HTML form with an ACTION attribute referencing a non-local URL, the user's session ID would be included in the form data passed to that URL. (CVE-2007-5899) It was discovered that PHP did not properly seed its pseudo-random number generator used by functions such as rand() and mt_rand(), possibly allowing an attacker to easily predict the generated pseudo-random values. (CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108) Integer overflow and memory requirements miscalculation issues were discovered in the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library used by PHP to process regular expressions. These issues could cause a crash, or possibly execute an arbitrary code with the privileges of the PHP script that processes regular expressions from untrusted sources. Note: PHP packages shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 did not use the system-level PCRE library. By default they used an embedded copy of the library included with the PHP package. (CVE-2006-7228, CVE-2007-1660) Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 315881 - CVE-2007-1660 pcre regular expression flaws 382411 - CVE-2007-5898 php htmlentities/htmlspecialchars multibyte sequences 382431 - CVE-2007-5899 php session ID leakage 383371 - CVE-2006-7228 pcre integer overflow 445006 - CVE-2008-2051 PHP multibyte shell escape flaw 445684 - CVE-2008-2107 PHP 32 bit weak random seed 445685 - CVE-2008-2108 PHP weak 64 bit random seed 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 : Source: i386: php-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-devel-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-imap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-ldap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-manual-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-mysql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-odbc-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-pgsql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm ia64: php-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-devel-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-imap-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-ldap-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-manual-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-mysql-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-odbc-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-pgsql-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1: Source: ia64: php-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-devel-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-imap-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-ldap-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-manual-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-mysql-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-odbc-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm php-pgsql-4.1.2-2.20.ia64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1: Source: i386: php-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-devel-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-imap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-ldap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-manual-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-mysql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-odbc-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-pgsql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1: Source: i386: php-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-devel-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-imap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-ldap-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-manual-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-mysql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-odbc-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm php-pgsql-4.1.2-2.20.i386.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2051 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5898 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5899 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-7228 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1660 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2107 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2108 https://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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