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MDKSA-2003:082: 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 MDKSA-2003:082 (php).

A vulnerability was discovered in the transparent session ID support in PHP4
prior to version 4.3.2. It did not properly escape user- supplied input prior to
inserting it in the generated web page. This could be exploited by a possible hacker
to execute embedded scripts within the context of the generated HTML
As well, two vulnerabilities had not been patched in the PHP packages included
with Mandrake Linux 8.2: The mail() function did not filter ASCII control
filters from its arguments, which could allow a possible hacker to modify the mail
message content (CVE-2002-0986). Another vulnerability in the mail() function
would allow a remote attacker to bypass safe mode restrictions and modify the
command line arguments passed to the MTA in the fifth argument (CVE-2002-0985).
All users are encouraged to upgrade to these patched packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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