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[GLSA-200608-28] PHP: Arbitary code execution Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
PHP: Arbitary code execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-28
(PHP: Arbitary code execution)

The sscanf() PHP function contains an array boundary error that can be
exploited to dereference a null pointer. This can possibly allow the
bypass of the safe mode protection by executing arbitrary code.


A remote attacker might be able to exploit this vulnerability in PHP
applications making use of the sscanf() function, potentially resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code or the execution of scripted
contents in the context of the affected site.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All PHP 4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/php-4.4.3-r1"
All PHP 5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/php-5.1.4-r6"

Threat Level: Medium

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