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PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-06 / php
Release Date October 10, 2011
Latest Revision October 10, 2011: 2
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-lang/php < 5.3.8 >= 5.3.8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #306939, #332039, #340807, #350908, #355399, #358791, #358975, #369071, #372745, #373965, #380261


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in PHP, the worst of which leading to remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information from process memory, bypass intended access restrictions, or cause a Denial of Service in various ways.

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service in various ways, bypass spam detections, or bypass open_basedir restrictions.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/php-5.3.8"

4.  References


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