USN-3600-2: PHP vulnerabilities

15 May 2018

php5 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software Description

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


USN-3600-1 fixed a vulnerability in PHP. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the PHAR 404 error page. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2018-5712)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled parsing certain HTTP responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-7584)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.30
php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.30
php5-cgi - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.30
php5-cli - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.30
php5-fpm - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.30

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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