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Home » Hacking News » MDKSA-2003:019 - Updated php packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability

MDKSA-2003:019 - Updated php packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on February 20th, 2003 A buffer overflow was discovered in the wordwrap() function in versions of PHP greater than 4.1.2 and less than 4.3.0.


Package name: php
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:019
Date: February 19th, 2003

Affected versions: 9.0
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Problem Description:

A buffer overflow was discovered in the wordwrap() function in versions
of PHP greater than 4.1.2 and less than 4.3.0. Under certain
circumstances, this buffer overflow can be used to overwite heap memory
and could potentially lead to remote system compromise.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1396
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Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
1dd1c88e1a9a4493a800367acc0bc64d 9.0/RPMS/php-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
00f26b98cf8ab7555b439df231a18359 9.0/RPMS/php-common-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f333cd5d6bab04605b57de5b403d4f31 9.0/RPMS/php-devel-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
18ebac6f378d0f58e22bf9699af2f430 9.0/RPMS/php-pear-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f0000512d2fa612c6a190bd25d22558d 9.0/SRPMS/php-4.2.3-1.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
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If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_linux-mandrake.com

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team


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