USN-2391-1: php5 vulnerabilities

30 October 2014

php5 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • 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

Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the mkgmtime function. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3668)

Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that PHP incorrectly handled unserializing objects. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3669)

Otto Ebeling discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the exif_thumbnail function. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3670)

Francisco Alonso that PHP incorrectly handled ELF files in the fileinfo extension. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3710)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled NULL bytes when processing certain URLs with the curl functions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass filename restrictions and obtain access to sensitive files. (No CVE number)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
php5-cgi - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
php5-cli - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
php5-curl - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
php5-fpm - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
php5-xmlrpc - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
php5-cgi - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
php5-cli - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
php5-curl - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
php5-fpm - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
php5-xmlrpc - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
php5-cgi - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
php5-cli - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
php5-curl - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
php5-fpm - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
php5-xmlrpc - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.28
php5-cgi - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.28
php5-cli - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.28
php5-curl - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.28
php5-xmlrpc - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.28

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