RHSA-2005:405 - Security Advisory
PHP security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated PHP packages that fix various security issues are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache
HTTP Web server.
A bug was found in the way PHP processes IFF and JPEG images. It is
possible to cause PHP to consume CPU resources for a short period of time
by supplying a carefully crafted IFF or JPEG image. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
names CAN-2005-0524 and CAN-2005-0525 to these issues.
A buffer overflow bug was also found in the way PHP processes EXIF image
headers. It is possible for an attacker to construct an image file in such
a way that it could execute arbitrary instructions when processed by PHP.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1042 to this issue.
A denial of service bug was found in the way PHP processes EXIF image
headers. It is possible for an attacker to cause PHP to enter an infinite
loop for a short period of time by supplying a carefully crafted image file
to PHP for processing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1043 to this issue.
Several bug fixes are also included in this update:
- The security fixes in RHSA-2004-687 to the "unserializer" code introduced
some performance issues.
- In the gd extension, the "imagecopymerge" function did not correctly
handle transparency. The original image was being obscured in the
- In the curl extension, safe mode was not enforced for 'file:///' URL
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported fixes for these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 145436 - PHP pages slow, HTTPD eating cpu
- BZ - 147808 - php curl open_basedir bypass
- BZ - 149873 - make PHP oci8 driver support Oracle Instant Client RPM
- BZ - 149946 - PHP GD ImageCopyMerge broken
- BZ - 153140 - CAN-2005-0524 PHP getimagesize() Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities CAN-2005-0525
- BZ - 154021 - CAN-2005-1042 PHP exif buffer overflow
- BZ - 154025 - CAN-2005-1043 PHP exif infinite stack recursion
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