PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language commonly used with the Apache HTTP Web server.
A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the PHP 'xmlrpc' extension. A PHP script which implements an XML-RPC server using this extension could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user. Note that this flaw does not affect PHP applications using the pure-PHP XML_RPC class provided in /usr/share/pear. (CVE-2007-1864)
A flaw was found in the PHP 'ftp' extension. If a PHP script used this extension to provide access to a private FTP server, and passed untrusted script input directly to any function provided by this extension, a remote attacker would be able to send arbitrary FTP commands to the server. (CVE-2007-2509)
Users of PHP should upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.