Advisories ยป MGASA-2013-0264

Updated php packages fix CVE-2013-4248 and prevent the two gd packages being installed at once

Publication date: 30 Aug 2013
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 2 , 3
CVE: CVE-2013-4248


Updated php packages fix security vulnerability:

The openssl_x509_parse function in openssl.c in the OpenSSL module in PHP
before 5.4.18 and 5.5.x before 5.5.2 does not properly handle a '\0' character
in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate,
which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a
crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority

Additionally it prevents php-gd and php-gd-bundled packages being installed
at the same time, which causes errors.