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382411: CVE-2007-5898 php htmlentities/htmlspecialchars multibyte sequences

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) htmlentities and (2) htmlspecialchars functions in PHP before 5.2.5 accept partial multibyte sequences, which has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different issue than CVE-2006-5465.

Find out more about CVE-2007-5898 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue was fixed in all affected PHP versions shipped in Red Hat products. For list of security advisories, visit:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) (php) RHSA-2008:0582 2008-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (php) RHSA-2008:0544 2008-07-16
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2008:0505 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (php) RHSA-2008:0545 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (php) RHSA-2008:0544 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (php) RHSA-2008:0546 2008-07-16
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