Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0163

Updated php packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 04 Apr 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-1943 , CVE-2014-2270


Updated php packages fix security vulnerabilities:

It was discovered that the file utility contains a flaw in the handling of
"indirect" magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads to an infinite
recursion when trying to determine the file type of certain files

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of Portable
Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on Windows. A
malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).

PHP contains a bundled copy of the file utility's libmagic library, so it was
vulnerable to these issues.  It has been updated to version 5.5.10, which
fixes these issues and several other bugs.

Also, the jsonc, xdebug, and timezonedb PHP PECL modules have been updated to
their newest versions.

Additionally, php-apc has been rebuilt against the updated php package.