Php: DoS (Denial of Service), Null-pointer Deference vulnerabilities

Users of Php please be advised of a DoS (Denial of Service), Null-pointer Deference vulnerabilities that has been identified.
To view this vulnerability, possible remedies, and others please check out the Security Advisories at Critical Watch (http://criticalwatch.com/support/security-advisories.aspx)

MDVSA-2010:218: [MDVSA-2010:218] php DoS, Null-pointer Deference
Problem Description:

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in php:

Stack consumption vulnerability in the filter_var function in PHP 5.2.x
through 5.2.14 and 5.3.x through 5.3.3, when FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL
mode is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(memory consumption and application crash) via a long e-mail address
string (CVE-2010-3710).Read more at http://www.criticalwatch.com

 

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