USN-2535-1: PHP vulnerabilities

18 March 2015

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

Thomas Jarosch discovered that PHP incorrectly limited recursion in the fileinfo extension. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to consume resources or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8117)

S. Paraschoudis discovered that PHP incorrectly handled memory in the enchant binding. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9705)

Taoguang Chen discovered that PHP incorrectly handled unserializing objects. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0273)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled memory in the phar extension. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2301)

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-2ubuntu4.3
php5-cgi - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.3
php5-cli - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.3
php5-enchant - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.3
php5-fpm - 5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.7
php5-cgi - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.7
php5-cli - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.7
php5-enchant - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.7
php5-fpm - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.7
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.17
php5-cgi - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.17
php5-cli - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.17
php5-enchant - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.17
php5-fpm - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.17
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.29
php5-cgi - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.29
php5-cli - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.29
php5-enchant - 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.29

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