USN-3922-1: PHP vulnerabilities

26 March 2019

php7.0, php7.2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software Description

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


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-9637, CVE-2019-9638, CVE-2019-9639, CVE-2019-9640, CVE-2019-9641)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.10.2
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.10.2
php7.2-cli - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.10.2
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.10.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
php7.2-cli - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.0 - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.3
php7.0-cgi - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.3
php7.0-cli - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.3
php7.0-fpm - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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