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Fedora Core 2 2004-223: php Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the php package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-223 (php).

PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. PHP attempts to make it
easy for developers to write dynamically generated webpages. PHP also
offers built-in database integration for several commercial and
non-commercial database management systems, so writing a
database-enabled webpage with PHP is fairly simple. The most common
use of PHP coding is probably as a replacement for CGI scripts. The
mod_php module enables the Apache Web server to understand and process
the embedded PHP language in Web pages.

Update Information:

This update includes the latest release of PHP 4, including fixes for
security issues in memory limit handling (CVE CVE-2004-0594), and the
strip_tags function (CVE CVE-2004-0595). CVE-2004-0595 is not known
to be exploitable in the default configuration if using httpd 2.0.50,
but can be triggered if the 'register_globals' setting has been
enabled. CVE-2004-0595 can allow a possible cross-site-scripting
attack with some browsers.

The mbstring extension has been moved into the php-mbstring subpackage
in this update to reduce the overall package size.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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