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Secunia Security Advisory 43449

Secunia Security Advisory 43449
Posted Mar 22, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Debian has issued an update for php5. This fixes a security issue and some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges and by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions and cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
MD5 | 215665cc95493415bcc0f3206de6396c

Secunia Security Advisory 43449

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TITLE:
Debian update for php5

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA43449

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/43449/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=43449

RELEASE DATE:
2011-03-22

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/43449/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Impact
* Where
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http://secunia.com/advisories/43449/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=43449

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DESCRIPTION:
Debian has issued an update for php5. This fixes a security issue and
some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users
to perform certain actions with escalated privileges and by malicious
people to bypass certain security restrictions and cause a DoS
(Denial of Service).

For more information:
SA41724

1) The security issue is caused due to a race condition within the
PHP cronjob, which can be exploited to delete arbitrary files via
symlink attacks.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
DSA-2195-1:
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2195

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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