PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-06

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

Affected Packages

dev-lang/php on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.3.8
Unaffected versions >= 5.3.8

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PHP users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
October 10, 2011

Latest Revision
October 10, 2011: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries