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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Stronghold Vendors:   Red Hat
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Stronghold) PHP Buffer Overflows in htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017366
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017366
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5465   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 11 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. Stronghold is affected.

The underlying code in the htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() functions contains a buffer overflow. A remote user can supply specially crafted data to an application that uses the affected functions to potentially execute arbitrary code.

Stefan Esser discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix for Stronghold, which is affected by this PHP vulnerability.

SRPMS:
stronghold-php-4.1.2-11.src.rpm 0547c97d909dcaff9e934027534d398c

IA-32:
stronghold-php-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm 2760105ec84fe473228bab8ed2ad7e8a
stronghold-php-devel-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm 8bb06a430614ebfbee1ec915fbf65344
stronghold-php-imap-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm fb9b6438ebc41645a28e8f536084e21f
stronghold-php-ldap-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm 06eefc1e1a22d0b8e54d1dc26c843660
stronghold-php-manual-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm b8c3c5bbe87e737aa0dcc67f56f75307
stronghold-php-mysql-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm ba5f1d0eb173a5273d34c022d16ed6f9
stronghold-php-odbc-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm 02ee1581128408ee4a286cc3bb83a48d
stronghold-php-pgsql-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm 5e7bf9c969b596cd51e71fc0b3424115
stronghold-php-snmp-4.1.2-11.i386.rpm fe4e64dd3f415fbda35edff97dc35e37

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0736.html

Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 2 2006 PHP Buffer Overflows in htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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