USN-2276-1: PHP vulnerabilities

9 July 2014

php5 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software Description

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

Francisco Alonso discovered that the PHP Fileinfo component incorrectly handled certain CDF documents. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487)

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled unserializing SPL extension objects. An attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3515)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain SPL Iterators. An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-4670)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain ArrayIterators. An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-4698)

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled variable types when calling phpinfo(). An attacker could use this issue to possibly gain access to arbitrary memory, possibly containing sensitive information. (CVE-2014-4721)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.3
php5-cgi - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.3
php5-cli - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.3
php5-fpm - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.3
Ubuntu 13.10
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2.6
php5-cgi - 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2.6
php5-cli - 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2.6
php5-fpm - 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2.6
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.13
php5-cgi - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.13
php5-cli - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.13
php5-fpm - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.13
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.26
php5-cgi - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.26
php5-cli - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.26

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References