PHP html_entity_decode information disclosure

php-htmlentitydecode-information-disclosure (25508) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

PHP could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a vulnerability in the html_entity_decode function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability on PHP-based Web sites that process user-supplied input with the vulnerable function to cause the targeted PHP script to leak portions of system memory.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply Apple Security Update 2006-007, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

Upgrade to the latest version of PHP (5.1.3 or later), available from The PHP Group Web site. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0276-9 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-05-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2006:024 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.8
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta 4 Patch1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 4.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 4.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.0
  • PHP PHP 4.0.1
  • PHP PHP 4.0.2
  • PHP PHP 4.0.3
  • PHP PHP 4.0.4
  • PHP PHP 4.0.5
  • PHP PHP 4.0.6
  • PHP PHP 4.0.7
  • PHP PHP 4.1.0
  • PHP PHP 4.1.1
  • PHP PHP 4.1.2
  • PHP PHP 4.1.3
  • PHP PHP 4.2.0
  • PHP PHP 4.2.1
  • PHP PHP 4.2.2
  • PHP PHP 4.2.3
  • PHP PHP 4.2.4
  • PHP PHP 4.3.0
  • PHP PHP 4.3.1
  • PHP PHP 4.3.10
  • PHP PHP 4.3.11
  • PHP PHP 4.3.2
  • PHP PHP 4.3.3
  • PHP PHP 4.3.4
  • PHP PHP 4.3.5
  • PHP PHP 4.3.6
  • PHP PHP 4.3.7
  • PHP PHP 4.3.8
  • PHP PHP 4.3.9
  • PHP PHP 4.4.0
  • PHP PHP 4.4.1
  • PHP PHP 4.4.2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta4
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.1
  • PHP PHP 5.0.2
  • PHP PHP 5.0.3
  • PHP PHP 5.0.4
  • PHP PHP 5.0.5
  • PHP PHP 5.1.0
  • PHP PHP 5.1.1
  • PHP PHP 5.1.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Mar 28, 2006

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