USN-3646-1: PHP vulnerabilities

14 May 2018

php5, php7.0, php7.1, php7.2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software Description

  • php7.2 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php7.1 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php7.0 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled opcache access controls when configured to use PHP-FPM. A local user could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information from another user’s PHP applications. (CVE-2018-10545)

It was discovered that the PHP iconv stream filter incorrect handled certain invalid multibyte sequences. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10546)

It was discovered that the PHP PHAR error pages incorrectly filtered certain data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a reflected XSS attack. (CVE-2018-10547)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled LDAP. A malicious remote LDAP server could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10548)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain exif tags in JPEG images. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-10549)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-cli - 7.2.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 17.10
libapache2-mod-php7.1 - 7.1.17-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
php7.1-cgi - 7.1.17-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
php7.1-cli - 7.1.17-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
php7.1-fpm - 7.1.17-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.0 - 7.0.30-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
php7.0-cgi - 7.0.30-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
php7.0-cli - 7.0.30-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
php7.0-fpm - 7.0.30-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.25
php5-cgi - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.25
php5-cli - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.25
php5-fpm - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.25

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

In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, this update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes.

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

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