Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
8.2 i586 , MNF8.2 i586

Problem description

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 an attacker to execute embedded scripts within the context of the generated HTML (CAN-2003-0442). 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 an attacker to modify the mail message content (CAN-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 (CAN-2002-0985). All users are encouraged to upgrade to these patched packages. Update: The packages for Mandrake Linux 8.2 and Multi-Network Firewall 8.2, due to improper BuildRequires did not include mail() support. This update corrects that problem.

Updated packages

8.2 i586

 e00bc1b2aa638d0d92a0c96c491804c3  8.2/RPMS/php-4.1.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
d477786ad6c7aef4efb9147d651c4f85  8.2/RPMS/php-common-4.1.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
41261cae7e3c26131ccb52f45f3114e1  8.2/RPMS/php-devel-4.1.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
e7ad08fb40ea9b7a4973b9290fc9aa9f  8.2/SRPMS/php-4.1.2-1.2mdk.src.rpm

MNF8.2 i586

 d477786ad6c7aef4efb9147d651c4f85  mnf8.2/RPMS/php-common-4.1.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
e7ad08fb40ea9b7a4973b9290fc9aa9f  mnf8.2/SRPMS/php-4.1.2-1.2mdk.src.rpm