PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-29

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PHP, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

dev-lang/php on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.6.30
Unaffected versions >= 5.6.30

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

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or create a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PHP 5.6 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/php-5.6.30:5.6"
 

References

Release Date
February 21, 2017

Latest Revision
February 21, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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