Please Install the Updated Packages.
A number of vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in PHP: The htmlentities() and htmlspecialchars() functions in PHP prior to 5.2.5 accepted partial multibyte sequences, which has unknown impact and attack vectors (CVE-2007-5898). The output_add_rewrite_var() function in PHP prior to 5.2.5 rewrites local forms in which the ACTION attribute references a non-local URL, which could allow a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information by reading the requests for this URL (CVE-2007-5899). php-cgi in PHP prior to 5.2.6 does not properly calculate the length of PATH_TRANSLATED, which has unknown impact and attack vectors (CVE-2008-0599). The escapeshellcmd() API function in PHP prior to 5.2.6 has unknown impact and context-dependent attack vectors related to incomplete multibyte characters (CVE-2008-2051). Weaknesses in the GENERATE_SEED macro in PHP prior to 4.4.8 and 5.2.5 were discovered that could produce a zero seed in rare circumstances on 32bit systems and generations a portion of zero bits during conversion due to insufficient precision on 64bit systems (CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108). The IMAP module in PHP uses obsolete API calls that allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long IMAP request (CVE-2008-2829). In addition, this update also corrects an issue with some float to string conversions. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
php on Mandriva Linux 2008.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64
CVE CVE-2007-5898, CVE-2007-5899, CVE-2008-0599, CVE-2008-2051, CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, CVE-2008-2829
CVSS Base Score: 10.0