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Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered in the transparent session ID support in PHP4 prior to version 4.3.2.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           php
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:082
Date:                   August 4th, 2003

Affected versions:	8.2, 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1,
			Multi Network Firewall 8.2

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.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 758b1a556caf000d93413eb8c15753c4  corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e1d95a181a57c88856f48171fd0d9cff  corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-common-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 60e292858ee79c53e429a141253fa388  corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-devel-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 5a1f0075209cb38b3fdba3eeaf785e25  corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-pear-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e509b58e93bf56cac67ccc698db40f51  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 5d16fe6239287e468dd75852cb43e6d3  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 d712ce373cd416f7e523dba8b0171ccc  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-common-4.2.3-4.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 51bd73c0704e20fac62d98e2380edb3e  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-devel-4.2.3-4.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 06ef571267aaa0a2e614873d888dbb63  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/php-pear-4.2.3-4.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 e509b58e93bf56cac67ccc698db40f51  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 a7ba8429a705ba764be5be5baa5d8f92  8.2/RPMS/php-4.1.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 848bd3bb74b2fa3b24d9a1f05ca651c2  8.2/RPMS/php-common-4.1.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 3b94f6e3e8ba24fa5b71fa93e3d2eb25  8.2/RPMS/php-devel-4.1.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 465bdb929c9df6bb156b2910a2a21b98  8.2/SRPMS/php-4.1.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 10fd0c4e0d65516654bee858d40b66af  ppc/8.2/RPMS/php-4.1.2-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 d3f047831dc4b093eb30b8e343256207  ppc/8.2/RPMS/php-common-4.1.2-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 96c4e2196b61066b6a57c013265ff612  ppc/8.2/RPMS/php-devel-4.1.2-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 465bdb929c9df6bb156b2910a2a21b98  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/php-4.1.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 758b1a556caf000d93413eb8c15753c4  9.0/RPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e1d95a181a57c88856f48171fd0d9cff  9.0/RPMS/php-common-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 60e292858ee79c53e429a141253fa388  9.0/RPMS/php-devel-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 5a1f0075209cb38b3fdba3eeaf785e25  9.0/RPMS/php-pear-4.2.3-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e509b58e93bf56cac67ccc698db40f51  9.0/SRPMS/php-4.2.3-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 6b619580c7746d6fb7de30e18ccbc8eb  9.1/RPMS/libphp_common430-430-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 2257ab6cab4132c3cb3d7194b24f385f  9.1/RPMS/php-cgi-4.3.1-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 eefa69b71480d00a111e7ad05f74576a  9.1/RPMS/php-cli-4.3.1-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a60a59d10f0450b324f2b1b5562da780  9.1/RPMS/php430-devel-430-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e5e4397440f44a88bec02fc10328c745  9.1/SRPMS/php-4.3.1-11.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 6b619580c7746d6fb7de30e18ccbc8eb  ppc/9.1/RPMS/libphp_common430-430-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 2257ab6cab4132c3cb3d7194b24f385f  ppc/9.1/RPMS/php-cgi-4.3.1-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 eefa69b71480d00a111e7ad05f74576a  ppc/9.1/RPMS/php-cli-4.3.1-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a60a59d10f0450b324f2b1b5562da780  ppc/9.1/RPMS/php430-devel-430-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e5e4397440f44a88bec02fc10328c745  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/php-4.3.1-11.1mdk.src.rpm

 Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
 848bd3bb74b2fa3b24d9a1f05ca651c2  mnf8.2/RPMS/php-common-4.1.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 465bdb929c9df6bb156b2910a2a21b98  mnf8.2/SRPMS/php-4.1.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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