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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200211-005
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PACKAGE : php & mod_php
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2002-11-20 13:11 UTC
EXPLOIT : local & remote

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- From advisory:

Two vulnerabilities exists in mail() PHP function. The first one
allows to execute any program/script bypassing safe_mode restriction,
the second one may give an open-relay script if mail() function is not
carefully used in PHP scripts.

Read the full advisory at
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugt...1916928204&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
dev-php/php-4.2.2-r1 and/or dev-php/mod_php-4.2.2-r1 and earlier
update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge php
and/or
emerge mod_php
emerge clean

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